Sunday, September 11, 2005

Fishing trip

Had a blast fishing. My first trip. My friend Vincent, a hand surgeon from home, took us out to the Mississippi (it was more like a lake, really. > 2km wide) for a fishing expedition. He's kinda hardcore; his philosophy is, he's only here for a couple of years, so might as well do it before he returns. So he bought a truck and a boat. Invited ET and I for a trip, since he knew we had never done it before.

This was his boat's GPS system. Comes in useful especially on longer fishing trips.... like on Lake Michigan, where it kinda looks/feels like the ocean cos you can't see land at the end of the horizon. The cool thing was this had an attached sonar... so you could pick out areas with schools of fish.

Unfortunately, there was no such thing as beginner's luck for us. After 7 hours of fishing and being burnt to a crisp under the sweltering sun, all we caught was a 4 inch fish. Which we used as bait. All the while, the other fishes were taunting us; there were numerous 2 foot fishes that were leaping out of the water. None into our boat, however. Was tempted to pick up a large bass at the local grocery store, just so I could tell people I caught something. Bah!

At least we had fun. And I'm no longer a fishing virgin.


Anonymous ariel said...

Nice weekend & nice pics!

10:22 PM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

What?? Man.. now only you go fishing? Sheesh.. city folk *grin*

I started fishing when I was err umm.. 10 years old. *grin*

But never got 2 footers.. probably tilapia's, catfish etc..

For all the technology and stuff.. wasted man.. you should've put beer cans and hot dogs as bait.. maybe you'd have more chances to catch the fish.. *grin*

10:42 PM  
Blogger Kimberlycun said...

it's that u? you're hot

4:04 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Ariel: got sunburnt bad leh. but it was fun though.
Paulo: what city folk? smalltown boy leh. just for some reason never quite took up fishing.
kim: trust me, i'm not. as i've been told before. it must be the sun or something.

6:18 AM  
Blogger PaulOS said...

Oh come on Vagus.. admit it you're hot.. hot as jalapenos.. .don't downplay yourself, with a personality of a gentleman i might add..

And Kim, he's a good "catch" if I might say so.. *pun intended*

And he's not a 4 inch fish that you'd use as bait to catch other fish .. *grin*

btw.. kim is that a pic of you? might say that you're hot too.. ;)

*hey.... looking at the word verification today it's "TAKDE" ha ah ha haha.. meaning "Don't have" ... hmmm any cryptic meaning*

8:33 PM  
Blogger Palmdoc said...

Yes, Kimberly, the biggest catch there is not the fish but the fisherman ;)

8:40 AM  
Blogger YeePei said...

Ooo.. Vagus is hot...

Wait a minute...

Caryn, how come got hot guy at home never intro lah!!! *whack whack* :P :P

9:29 PM  
Blogger vagus said...

aiyor, you call me hot in front of my sis she sure puke her guts out wan.

9:47 PM  
Blogger letti said...

lol..that's some's the fun you have, although having some fish to show for it would be a bonus.

6:13 PM  
Blogger caryn said...

*puking her guts out di* haha.. kidding kidding.. my brother IS HOT... he's also sweet.. thoughtful.. brilliant.. funny... etc etc.. (and i'm expecting a big Christmas present for this!) ;)

11:54 PM  
Blogger YeePei said...

That's it lah.. if even your sister say you're hot, you must be hot.

Big Christmas present.. Hmm.. I think the new iPod Nano will make a wonderful present to a nice sweet sister like Caryn... (Right, Caryn??)

Oh ya... btw.. EH! Caryn, why never intro lah.

1:51 AM  

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