Chris and I have been talking "canoes" and I have mentioned here before that occasionally I'll just throw this folding lawn chair with bladed feet into the stern end, fold it out and, man, is it ever comfortable.

Note, too, Chris and others, that the stake-out pole is shown in some of these canoe photos. I stab it through an anchor trolley ring where it stays, just rotate it down when I want to hold water.

This morning, I went back out . . . caught 6 or 7 bass and 1 catfish. Nothing was over 3 lbs. and change.

Way back up in my cove, the fish were schooling hard so if anyone comes out to Lake Athens, be sure and bring something for that bite.