The world is full of people like me. We keep the economy going. My part is the fishing economy. Yesterday is as good an example as any but there is a common thread that bothers me a bit in my real life stories. Nuts to the economy, I just want to have an adventure just once without a hiccup.
My next younger brother will be teaching on the other side of the world this next year so we had to have a last fling together on a favorite lake. I went through the regular checks (all from previous expensive experiences) on the boat as we hooked up; tires inflated – check, hitch lever latched – check, trolling motor locked down – check, rods – check, tackle box – check, life jackets – check, duct tape – check, new anchor – check, Anchor tied on this time – check (and the list sadly grows).
I just added three items to the shopping list today; “bulk jigs” , “new anchor with a better rope” and submersible trailer lights. Last time I bought a bilge pump as the boat had popped a rivet and my fix made it worse. I shall support the local boat repair shop (as soon as the bilge pump quits).
All in all we had a great time on the lake. we caught a bunch of tiny camera-shy pike and a few crappies for our pike fish fry. I hope your labor day weekend is as great as ours and maybe even less expensive. I did lose my anchor to a badly neglected rope and a pile of jigs to the pike. you guys coming to fish camp…don’t worry! It’s going to be great. The fish are biting but put new line on your reels.
Notice: the trolling motor is still attached, my COFA hat didn’t blow off in the stiff wind, and the fish are now boneless fillets ready for the fryer. Oh yes, I am looking at garage sales for anchor #4.
Come and fish with us in Minnesota sometime! I have a boat!