The Christmas Lights have been dug out of the attic and placed in the trees in my front yard. Its a chore now, as my trees have grown, but my daughter loves it. It is a slow time of year and having recovered from the hectic pace of my summer and fall seasons, I can now reflect upon my good fortune. I get to fish all summer long with GREAT people in a beautiful environment. I get to share the fun of catching fish on light tackle with folks that tell me at the end of the day that I am a “good boy” ! Wow !!! So I feel incredibly lucky and I am grateful. I just want all of you to know that. I appreciate the ability and good fortune to be located where I am on the Cape, and to be able to fish with you. Without you, I would not feel the way that I do. Sure, I could go fishing by myself, but its different when you share it, and thats what I'm talking about.
THANK YOU ALL !
Merry Christmas & Best Wishes in the New Year,
Bruce & “Marilyn S”
A Christmas Bass
With all of the last minute shopping is done, I have wrapped all the presents. My son Taylor is here on Cape, is working and is happy. My daughter Aimee is working full time, and finishing her school finals. All is good this evening in the Peters hunting cabin. I decided to drive down to the harbor for a look and to check the boat.
Pulling into the deserted December parking lot, I noticed there wasn’t a breath of wind to ripple the waters surface. The moon rising over the dune completes the serenity I feel here tonight. In the beautiful clear stillness, I watch the remaining commercial boats tugging to and fro at their mooring lines with the ebbing tide. I heard a vaguely familiar splash at a distance, then again. It sounded a lot like a feeding fish, large though, maybe a bass. Then again I heard a slurp and a splash, closer this time. Was it a seal, a diving duck ? It seemed quite large. Then I heard it again, and this time, saw the boil at the outskirts of the dockside lamps glow. “Holy cow” ! What is that ? A striped bass ?? “No way” ! - It couldn't be - it was 5 feet long !!! Then I saw her swimming slowly into the lit waters of the lamps radience. “Wow” ! She had to be 75 pounds or more at least ! As the huge striper swam by, it rolled slowly over on one side and I swear she winked at me as if to say......“ AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT ” !
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!
Capt. Bruce & “Marilyn S”