Last night a couple of guys and I decided to take the kids sucker gigging. We went down to KY Lake on Turkey Bay and ended up with about 100 fish in about an hour. We saw two water snakes in the creek which is very odd because thats only the second time I have ever seen one this early in the year down there, but then again Im not use to it being almost 80 degrees when we go either. I dont know why but I always find it funny when you take a harmless snake and toss it onto a person who is terrified of them. It seems to make the night more entertaining.
On our way home we drive thru some Amish country and we thought it was odd to see them out riding on the side of the road at 11 o'clock at night. Then we saw something that we had to slow down and get a better look. There were 6 bicycles riding side by side in a row of two and they were pulling a buggie behind it. Now they did have headlamps on all the bikes and flashers on the buggie. But I have never seen them use bikes instead of horses to pull the buggies. Im guessing thier philosphy is if your going to act like an ass then we will treat you like one and mean it.
The kids had a great time and the male suckers are just now in the creeks getting the beds ready. By next weekend, the latest, the females should be up. When they come up you can literally gig hundreds of fish in one night. If you have never done it, I would strongly suggest it because its a lot of fun. Especially when you take new people or kids who never had gobs of fish running all over them literally.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson