Friday, February 25, 2011

Catfishing & Carving

When we headed out to Shadow Cliffs, my granddaughter, then three years old, said "I want to catch a catfish, Grampy." Now I'd never caught a catfish out of Shadow Cliffs trolling for trout, but what the hey, I didn't want to discourage her. Who am I to dash her hopes with the cold hard facts? Lo and behold the first fish we caught was a 3 lb. channel cat! Took plenty of pix. The fish was almost bigger than she was!

The biggest challenge in carving was the eyes--no commercial eyes were available so I had to make and paint them, cutting out stencils for pupils. This is an in-progress photo. Finished product pix to come soon.

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