Road Trip Entry No.4:
It sounded like the beginning of a bad horror movie. The locals guided us to camp out in the middle of nowhere and Corrie just finished letting them know we were completely unarmed and defenceless. A few hundred feet from out makeshift campsite at Miller's Creek we started noticing an array of these wonderful Catfish heads on the fence posts. I'm guessing this is how the locals like to show off their catch of the day.
After a beautiful sunset we spent the rest of the night enjoying American beer and trying to avoid stepping into the Prickly Pear Cactus or Rattle Snakes. In the end it turned out to be a great first night in Texas. Thanks again to the folks at the Pit Stop for directions to the site.
It really was the middle of nowhere. I had the 'Deliverence' music stuck in my head the whole time. We had to take dirt roads for miles to get there and got lost a few times. Those catfish just added so much 'charm' to the place.
Corrie Rabbe on 29th May 2006 @ 1:12pm
jebus.... what a picture. great find!
christina on 29th May 2006 @ 3:34pm
"I wish , I was a cat fish, swimmin' in the, deep blue see. I'd have all you pretty women, chasin' after me" I guess this catfish has a different version of the catfish blues eh... Nice shot, great story line, and I must say this is rather creepy... I am amazed that the head isn't picked clean by the birds or something else. Neato! Road trips rock!
Steve on 29th May 2006 @ 4:38pm
Glad to see someone caught the Jimi Hendrix reference, Steve. I even thought about including the song but I only have "Blues" on tape. Gotta Love Jimi!
Ruhh on 29th May 2006 @ 4:52pm
I looked this up and found that by nailing the catfish to a tree or impaling it on a post makes it much easier to clean the fish. Interesting, but makes some sense I guess. The reason they are still there is due to laziness, lack of compassion, weird folks' obsessions or traditions. I would have to guess the latter.
Ray St. Louis Jr. on 14th November 2006 @ 2:38pm
One day I was watching tv, and saw this.. I forget what it was called though, but these people catch these catfish with their hands! All they do is poke around with their hands in holes underwater until something eventually grabs their arm, then they grab the catfish from inside and take them ashore. and that is how they clean them, they put them on a stake, cut around their head and rip the body from the head and spine and the guts all stay with the head. It was really interesting to watch those guys do that, and to watch them clean those catfish, and it was pretty funny because there was this really skinny little dude with a joe dirt mullet goin on doing it, and the catfish he was catching were almost bigger than he was.
Ian the guitar man. on 28th January 2008 @ 2:41am
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