a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fishing Rocky Bayou

Our favorite place to go when the girls were young was Rocky Bayou that joins White River on the Stone county side.  If you were to back track this creek it would pass in front of kinfolks' houses from the ancient past.  We would wade through the section where I learned to "grabble" fish, where I caught crawdads for bait.  Blue Hole, where we swam and even where Hubby's kinfolk lived (and oh, the stories I have!)  Mother used to warn me and my daughters to be careful who we dated, they might be kin to us.

Back on track to the adventure of the week...Rocky Bayou is a gravel creek  When the river is up you can motor in easily. Other times there is a small channel of only a few inches depth that you must fly over...Hubby can do that.
The waves ripple from our landing.
 This is a honey hole for bass.
The fishing begins while I take pictures
 thinking I am in heaven.
The bass are biting!
These wonderful rock ledges shelter many fish
but not from Toni and Hubby.
Yep, that's my Dr Pepper.
Toni shed his shoes early.
I kept mine on but I was connected 
through the water and the rocks...paradise!
We jumped ship leaving Hubby behind catching fish.
Toni and Andrew headed to the place they used to swim.
Low but still beautiful.
Hanging ferns grew on limestone cliffs.
See all the rocks?
I found just a few to bring home.
Every one needs a day like this now and then.
The fish were released
and we motored toward home.


Buttons said...

Oh Gail this looks like the perfect day I would have loved to been on that little trip:) Hug B

DeniseinVA said...

This is an idyllic place to spend some fishing time, and thanks for sharing it with us. I love your photos.

Saucy Kodz said...

This spot is just beautiful and to me a perfect day. I cannot imagine a better way to spend the day. I am the packer of food and treats for a journey such as this and yep, I woulda gone swimmin' too. Beautiful Photos Gail, especially Den's fish and the reflections and rocky edges. AAh, like heaven itself.

Sandra said...

so much beauty out there, i love the old swimming hole shot and the rocks shot and the bare feet wading shot .. what a wonderful day you had....a mini vacation away from daily life.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

WOWZERS - Rocky Bayou looks like a great spot to spend a relaxing day :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

Perfection. Wish I coulda been with you. Dr. Pepper, water, family and the warm sun all make for a soul healing day.

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome that you've been able to enjoy this place for so many years.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, what a beautiful place. I could hang there.

Farm Girl said...

I love your fishing place. What a very great day. I need a day of fishing like that I think. It would make me feel human.

Sandy said...


What a beautiful place to fish, rock hunt, and even swim.
I love day's like this, you leave all your problems and work at home and go have some fun. Very relaxing, I bet every one slept well that night.

Linda Kay said...

I'd love to wade in that water, but wouldn't sit still long enough to fish. ;-)

Liza said...

Love those pictures. The water looks so still and peaceful.

Karen S. said...

Playing in water, what could be more fun?!

M.E. Masterson said...

Looks like a peaceful fun day! Read the grabble story..lol..glad you didnt get bit!!

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . , I enjoyed your "best kind of day!"
Indeed . . . we need them every once in awhileM

DesertHen said...

Now that's a beautiful fishing spot! Hubby went fishing on Monday, but I missed out. He caught a mess of fish though!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great outing!~ :)

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