My childhood years spent along the muddy Mississippi River prepped me for an easy transition to life along a lazy river in Ecuador, where I now live. After losing power for five days during this rain-soaked February, I refrained from throwing away the preseasoned “lomo fino” filet of beef that was in the freezer. It presented a good excuse to clock out from painting and see if this river girl could catch a catfish or two!
I traded paintbrushes for my trusted Ambassadeur 5500C fishing reel to see what species might sample the gourmet bait! The herons and egrets made room for me, and I trekked across the large river-stabilizing boulders and cast into the main channel. Within a minute, the first ‘tap-tap-tap’ began on the line, and to my amusement, Continue reading