Viewing post #445197 by TwinLakesChef

You are viewing a single post made by TwinLakesChef in the thread called How about the one that got away?.
ImageTwinLakesChef
Oct 15, 2010 8:01 AM CST
Name: Arlene Marshall
Twin Lakes, IA & Orange, CA
Zone 4B
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.Thumb of 2010-10-15/TwinLakesChef/08eadc
Yum Yum Divas ~ ~ "Most recipes are not invention . . . but evolutions"

« Return to the thread "How about the one that got away?"
« Return to Fishing forum
« Return to the Hunting and Fishing cubit homepage

Hunting and Fishing

Hunters and Anglers from across the globe are welcome.

» Home
» Forums
» Articles
» Links

Cubit owner: UniQueTreasures

» Contact Admin: UniQueTreasures



Please keep in mind that there are dial-up and mobile phone users on the site. Loading up photos and avatars makes it very slow when threads get too long. Feel free to start a new thread for a new topic.
Please, do not copy or use photos posted to this Cubit without permission of the person posting the photo.


Browse All Cubits Databases



Please visit my other Cubits:
Artisan's Nook
Ancestry & Genealogy
Home Remodeling
Trash to Treasure
Frugality