Monday, May 13, 2013

The Kolden Report: There's FISH in them thar nets! Ft Peck Camping, Part two. May 13, 2013

Hello, kids!
 
Back on the lake....we heard the sounds of a boat.
 
Collection crew.
 

 
Hauling it in.
 
 

 
Fish frenzy!
 

 
Sexing the fish and checking for maturity.  Immature walleye would be held for later egg collecting.
 

 
Documenting the catch.  I was told that 6 species of fish were caught in this net, this day.
 

 
Catch and release.  This net appeared to be a "Northern Getter".
 

 
Pleasing the crowd.  (Which consisted of just Jim and I!)
 

 
Nice northern.
 

 
Fin clipping.  (ID system for green Walleye)
 
 

 
Northern Pike need not apply.

 
We HAVE to be sure!
 

 
Back in the "drink".
 
What does he see?
 

 
Another beautiful Northern.
 
 

 
Stretch 'er out tight!
 

 
And they are OFF.
 
Back on shore...
 

 
Little outhouse on the prairie.  Who said there isn't a clean restroom about any where you look in Northeast Montana? 
 

 
Pair in the air.
 

 
Feather, found.
 

 
Up close and personal.
 
 

 
Long and winding road.
 

 
Larva love.   (I LOVE the leaf cutter bee larva, carefully tucked into each hole.)
 

 
Pelican pod.
 
Up next:  Milking a..... FISH
 
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It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. -
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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