Saturday, June 5, 2010

JERRY IRWIN AT LAKE POWELL




CRICKY, look what I found swimming a couple hundred yards off shore today in Wahweap Bay. I had just landed at 2.5 lb bucketmouth and was heading off to a new spot when I spotted this guy. He was not going in the right direction either. I tried to get him to turn around but snakes don't herd well. Anyway I thought, WWSID,What would Steve Irwin do. But I wasn't about to grab it by the tail so I did the next best thing. I took it into about 2 feet of water, said, Nice meeting you, and cast him to the bank. He was a little cold but he should have warmed back up fairly quickly, it was 103 here today and I can't wait for my headache to go away.

11 comments:

Carly said...

oh my gosh.....FREAKY! Why was he in the water?! Don't tell me the rattlers have become water snakes? :-) wish I was there with you! Powell sounds so fun right now! 103? That's insane.

Hayley said...

OH.MY.GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is unbelievable!! First of all, I can't believe he was out that far and second, how did you get a giant snake to sit at the end of a tiny fishing pole?!? That is truly amazing. I think I might just have to post that on my blog...



and say that I took the pictures : )

Ellery said...

i am going to put it on my blog first!!!
i finally get rid of my fear of fish at powell now i get to be on the look out for rattle snakes in the water! great.

dad i am sure steve irwin salutes you.

Cassidy and Nicole Anderson said...

I'm never swimming in that lake again! Seeing this post makes Salem Pond look not so bad.

Collins Family said...

we neither! your crazy and kind :)

Jeff said...

Catch of the day!

Jeff said...

That's just cool! I love seeing all of the critters while I'mout fishing.

Myrtle said...

Oh my...I will not going to lake after seeing this...I'm scared of snake...
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Jim Owens said...

Crikey mate good story