After a break of almost 25 years (what the heck was I thinking?) I started fishing again. Went out to the Guadalupe river at Cypress Bend Park in New Braunfels early this morning in search of a few bass, and wound up with this little guy instead. He hit an antique broken back minnow lure from my regular fishing days.
The Guadalupe is a beautiful river, lined with tall cypress trees and allegedly filled with bass, sunfish and sometimes trout. At the very least I knew I'd enjoy being out in nature and have a healthy walk along the bank, but within 10 minutes of getting my line wet I was reminded of the thrill of getting a fish on. After taking the photo I gently placed him back in the river and watched as he swam away.
Although it was the only thing I caught this morning I came home with a smile on my face and plans to hit a few more spots later in the week.