Sunday, March 07, 2010

General Sherman

"Went by the name of Jesse. Seven feet tall he was, with arms like tree trunks. His eyes were like steel: cold, hard. Had a shock of hair, black, like the fires of Hell."
My man caught a freakishly HUGE catfish in the Coosa River!  It was 53 pounds, I believe.  
Just for reference, looking at the shot below you can see that it was almost as big as Madeline!

(Speaking of whom, she was still in her jammies from the night before.)
Crazy, crazy huge fish.  Jesse brought him home in a cooler and I was joking that it was like being married to a mafia hit man who is always bringing home dead bodies!  Looking at that fish in the cooler all I could think about was a dead guy stuffed in someone's trunk!

I have no doubt that Jesse Fink is going to become a household name down at the GON office. :)


Lynne said...

And then what did he do with it?

Leah31 said...

The scientists down at the GON office asked him to cut it open to see what was in that huge stomach. (I didn't post those pics!) That fish had about 6 other fish in there that we could see - he was an eating machine. We couldn't eat him though, because it isn't safe to eat anything that big from the Coosa river.

Chalk Inscriptions said...

I just got on your blog via Storing Up Treasure. Okay so that fish is really freaky! LOL - I am not sure what to think! Did you fry it up? Wow, it could feed you for a month!