|Sunset over Ft. Washington Marina 10/30/2010|
Not today's sunset, alas, which occurs while I commute. This was the sunset from a catfishing trip to the Potomac River at the end of November. Click to embiggen.
Here is the quarry, the infamous Blue catfish
Blue cats are a species which has recently been introduced into the Potomac from elsewhere. It is considered by many to be an undesirable invasive species, because it is a voracious predator, and out competes the native catfish. It is also a target for sports fisherman, and fishing guides. This trip was part of an informal fishing tournament among a group of friend. A friend who also runs a guide service hosted the tournament and provided bait, and barbecued ribs and chicken. This fish came in second place.