Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The fishing has been a little slow...

With winter finally arriving in North Texas I have had to come in from the cold. Besides a couple trout and pickerel trips planned for the next month, I probably won't be wetting my line regularly until early March. Lately I have been pre-occupied with work, watching Rise & Drift, hunting and reading. Lots of reading. My mind also turns to food. For some reason during the winter I love food more. My favorite foods (other than sushi) are winter foods: Pot Pie, Summer Sausage, Cheeses, Rosemary and Olive Oil Tender Loins......sorry......I think I blacked out for a moment.
Anyway. I thought I would make a post about my favorite beers today. As I have nothing to post at the moment in the fish department!
[b]St. Peters English Ale.[/b]
I really enjoy this beer. Its very hoppy and dry and has a kind of a...hay taste(?) I know that may not sound pleasent but it works.

This is a trappist beer, and now that I am passed my beer neophyte stage, I find that this is one of the few I really enjoy. It has a nice citrus bite and is very carbonated. Plus I like trout.

This is Costa Rica's defacto national beer. The first thing you see when arriving in San Jose is a giant Imperial bill board in the airport. I have been deep in the rivers along the southern coast and have literally seen a village with no running water, no stores, but cases of imperial everywhere. Its a typical Central American lager and has a nice clean taste.

[b]Dogfish Head 90-Minute IPA.[/b]

I consider this my go-to beer. When I think of beer this is what pops in my head first. Its good. Its strong. The hop is awsome but not a gimmick.

[b]Sapporo Premium[/b]

As I said befor I like sushi. Sushi goes well with Sapporo.


ok ok...some of their more extreme beers may taste a bit like alkie dimatap, but in general Dogfish Head has an awsome line up. I like most of their beers.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rockwood Texas Pt. 1

Last weekend my father and I were at our lease in Rockwood Texas, If you don't know where that is, it is about 50 miles north of Mason, a little south of Coleman.

This is a deer lease of 840 acres with a 20 acre lake stocked with Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Perch and other things. The property has a large population of hogs, bobcats and a few mountain lions. Non of the deer are what I would consider "trophy", but the does I have seena re pretty fat. The other morning I even caught the gobble of a turkey in the distance. Quail, lots of dove and some ducks round out the animal population.

This is a year round lease that I will be able to enjoy for a while I think.

Here are some pics from last weekend:
blue feeder
Small hog
pig head shot
Harvested this female bobcat, I have already delivered it to the taxadermist!

Heading back out to the lease this afternoon, plan to stay until sunday. Hopefully I will leave with some venison!