Yesterday morning after cutting up a feral hog, my wife and I decided to take a Sunday drive down to Mobile Bay at the Mullet Point Park and just check out the water. We saw salt water crickets (shrimp) breaking the water at the edge of the bulkhead so I pulled the bait net out from under the seat of my truck and made a few casts into them. I ended up with about four dozen of the cute little curvaceous crustaceans just swimming in a bucket gently riding home in the back of my truck. My wife wanted to cook all of them up for supper, but in the spirit of the holidays, I decided to pardon about a half a dozen of them from the frying pan. So I took the pardoned salt water crickets down to the old ferry landing on Fish River and released them one at a time on a hook and slip cork rig into the water. Alas the pardon did not save the first one because a nice speckled trout ended its life. To punish the speckled trout for the murder of the poor shrimp I sentenced the trout to the same fate of the frying pan that the shrimp was pardoned from. All in all I had to sentence two specks to the fate of the frying pan. So supper yeaterday was fresh fried fish and shrimp, but for the rest of the week we will be eating fresh pork.
Question by santa. Uploaded on December 03, 2012