Viewing post #445197 by TwinLakesChef
|Living on a lake you'd think fishing would be part of my everyday life and I would like it to be. My dad didn't live on a lake but fishing was one of his great joys, along with trapping, pheasant hunting & deer hunting. We always ate what he managed to bring home. In later years, hunters around here no longer wanted to pay the fees to have their deer prepared for freezing . They would bring the deer to my dad and he would process it. This time of year he would have 3 or 4 deer hanging in his garage.
Our grandaughter comes every summer from CA for a two week stay with us. She will soon be 22 years old and she still loves to come and stay with us.
I usually put a large water bottle or soda bottle out as a bobber and tie it to the dock. The big catfish come in after dark or around 2 AM and take the bait. I was in some other part of the house and she was down here by herself. I came back downstairs and there she was out on the dock, pulling on the string and she had a big one . . . no net . . looking distressed. I flew out the door grabbing the net, and running down the dock. She was very excited to pull in a 5 lb catfish . . . on garden string.
Unfortunately, another evening, I left her along to go do something for DH and she came and got me. The DNR was at my door, giving me a ticket for an unattended pole . . . $ 85. I have been very bad over the last 4 years. I throw my line in with a lighted bobber and sit and watch TV. I look out every once in a while; if I see the bobber has radically changed position, I'm out there pulling one in. If I get up in the middle of the night for a drink of water, I'm checking. Many a night I have been out there in my jammies, pulling in a fish.
I guess you would call me an armchair fisherman.