This post is an anachronism. Although it is dated to post on September 26, 2008, I wrote it on February 1, 2011, and back dated it. This is intended merely to fill in one of the remaining holes from the period when the hard drive crashed on my old computer.
My daughter-in-law Amber has been taking an inventory of the fish in Lake Marguerite at Roundrock. One fine day while I was off doing something (perhaps sweeping the cabin porch steps), Amber was down at the lake, using my old tackle to see what surprises the lake might have. She had plenty of strikes and kept pulling them in. I had begun running down to the water with each catch, but after the first dozen, I let her just keep a running memory of them for me.
This is one of the first she caught that day. It’s also the only photo I took that was in focus. She pulled in some bigger ones but you’ll just have to take my word on that.
Long-time readers know that I’ve never stocked my lake (though there is some suspicion that a neighbor might have put some crappie in it). These are “wild fish” having gotten into the lake as eggs on the feet of visiting water fowl. (Also, I have a pond at the top of my property that has some fish in it. We’ve pulled some stunted sunfish from it. It is possible that on some wet and stormy day, fish from the pond might have washed over the spillway and taken an exciting trip a half mile to the lake.)
With the little bit of tackle I had on hand, Amber was only pulling in sunfish. The dam builder who was out recently to refurbish the dam said that he met up with some large catfish in the overflow pool at the base of the dam. Who knows what other surprises are lurking in the tea-colored water of the lake? Amber will find out!