For some reason, when I write something like today’s “blog”, some of my friends and family members tell me I have too much time on my hands. Regardless…
I was sitting on my little blue stool on the boat dock a few days ago and the fish just weren’t biting. The summer heat was kicking up some waves. I think that had something to do with it. Anyway, I had let a cricket hop out of my hand and as it ran across the dock, I saw a blur of green shoot out from nowhere and gobble up the cricket. It was a lizard.
Lizards are good helpers in keeping the bugs down and this one had just landed his catch of the day. I let another cricket loose and soon, one of his buddies did the same. Not being one to miss an opportunity, I put a fresh cricket on my hook and flipped it out across the dock. It didn’t take long. BAM! The lizard ran over and “hit”. It didn’t get the hook, but it would not let go. I must confess, it didn’t put up much of a fight, but I soon landed my first lizard of the day. In fact, my first lizard ever….and probably my last. Are you still reading this?
I looked around to make sure nobody was looking, then carefully released the lizard to eat another cricket another day. I briefly considered a filet, but it wouldn’t have been much bigger than one from a fish George catches. Besides I’m sure if I Google something like “lizard recipes”, I’ll end up on some government watch list.
Not being one to hoard a good thing, I am inspired to start a fishing organization that is long, long overdue. I’d like to introduce you to LASS: The Lizard Anglers Sportsman’s Society (not affiliated or meant to copy the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society in any way…honest).
If you’d like to join, just send in $22. Your membership will include regular email updates on southern lizard fishing conditions, a boat dock decal that changes colors according to where you put it, a booklet outlining the different species of lizards (including info on avoiding trash lizards like Geckos) and a sample tackle pack of three of my favorite lizard lures. Who knows, one with vision might even imagine one day visiting the LASS Pro Shop to browse the latest in lizard fishing gear…Just remember where it all started!