Archive for April, 2009
My brother Sam and I spent the weekend in NH, fishing for landlocked salmon on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. The weather was gorgeous – sunny and 85 degrees – actually a little too nice as the salmon fishing is better when it is overcast with a “salmon chop” – a nice wind making a nice chop on the water. We caught five beautiful salmon ranging from 17″ to 21″.
We learned a lot about salmon biology; we saw they were eating smelt, and got an education from Jason at the Paugus Bay Sporting Goods store on adipose fins, how to differentiate between a male and female fish by sight, as well why the color of the meat would sometimes vary. Both Sam and I had been reading one of our favorite fishing books – Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit by Dr Harold Lyon, which does a great job documenting the tales and recommendations of legendary Lake Winnipesaukee fisherman.
We had a great dinner at O’s Steak and Seafood restaurant with the Governor and First Lady and sister Pat Smith. We also got my Harley going, visited the Laconia Harley store, had a Tamarack lobster roll and took a nice ride around Governor’s Island.
Overall it was a great weekend for brother bonding, and we have decided to make it an annual event!
From a charity CD made in 1999 of which only 1000 copies were made.
Witness Miss Susan Boyle of Scotland give an awe -inspiring vocal performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables by clicking here: “Britain’s Got Talent”
I just listened to Elaine Page’s rendition of that song. Susan, you’ve just beaten your idol! And Susan, one more thing, in a world that is increasingly dominated by our global economic woes and now even lunatic pirates, thanks so much for bringing us a BIG SMILE and a little joyful tear!