The world rolls along
Unaware of the dance
Except for a few
Who venture a glance

Toward those down below
Who’re casting upstream
Waltzing the current
In search of a dream

I wave when they blow
Or hold up a fish
I know how it feels
To look down and wish



That it was my turn
For that perfect cast
Close by the piling
To raise my rod fast

Tune in to the strike
Think down the line
Feel for the bottom
This is the time

For big fish at sunset
Granted they’re few
It only takes one
On better days two

To make it worthwhile
Driving over that span
In rush hour traffic
To race back again

For just a few casts
Beneath the Bay Bridge
In search of rare trophy
Summer rockfish

-S. Kimbro




Posted Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 12:18 am
Filed Under Category: Fishing Reports
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Responses to “Summer Trophies”

  1. Steve F says:

    Damn Shawn first your a fisherman now a poet, that was good…

  2. Don Richitt says:

    Enjoyed that Shawn….Thanks

  3. Jim Windsor says:

    Great fisherman, excellent photographer, budding poet…..what next

  4. Tony M says:

    Very nice, perfectly written Shawn! Beautiful pics as well.

  5. Rick Quigley says:

    Yes, indeed my brother, it was a great summer evenning to do the bridge jig. Good seeing you out last night.
    Tricky Ricky

  6. Bill Montgomery says:

    Great pictures! and fish.

    Fisherman, photographer, musician and poet…accomplished at all…what a life!

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Roger T says:

    Heck of a fish Shawn.Neat poem…enjoyed it thanks

  8. RiverCat09 says:


    I don’t know what you are better at, fishing, photography, or writing. You excel at all three. Thanks for writing and thanks for teaching me how to jig.


  9. Paul says:

    “I know how it feels
    To look down and wish”

    Story of my life!
    Nicely written and great photos…THX.

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