I was working down on the boat dock the other afternoon. Yes, working. Washing up. Spraying to reduce the summer supply of lake bugs. Straightening out fishing gear. That kind of work. Serious stuff.
The wind was blowing about 30 miles an hour from the west, which makes some picturesque whitecaps down our way on the big lake. I had just finished putting a little $5- an-ounce gas treatment in my tank to prevent corn-in-my-government-designed-gasoline outboard engine foulups.
Something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye and I turned to see a giant fish — a whale, if you will — gliding across the top of the waves about to swim right up on the boat dock with me. After regaining my composure, I grabbed a long stick I keep on the boat dock for retrieving things, hooked onto the big fish and brought him in!
I’m not sure where he came from, but if he eats logperch, I bet there aren’t many left in the D’Arbonne.
PS – if this is your pet fish, send send a comment at the bottom of this page and I’ll see if we can get it to swim back to its rightful owner.