Memorial Weekend

Memorial Weekend is a 3-day family event. It always involves fishing.  In some years, and this was one of them, we are fortunate in that the weekend coincides with a full moon - the first big bluegill spawn of summer. A few cricket buckets nearly busting at the seams with chirping, 6-legged live baits, light line affixed with long shank hooks, a seat in the shade, family and the faintly-watermelon smell of spawning bluegills coming off the water on a warm, humidity-laden breeze: nothing else so perfectly inaugurates Summer.