A Fish Story…With Pictures

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!

Gary
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About Gary Fultz

Outdoors Man, Hunter, Fisherman, Guide, Writer / Author, Photographer, Public Speaker, Musician, Song Writer, Story Teller, Follower Of Jesus, Peragon.com day job.
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4 Responses to A Fish Story…With Pictures

  1. Deb (Shoemate) Nelson says:

    Sounds like an all-around good day! Hope you find an anchor. But you already have the Anchor of all anchors, Jesus. 🙂

    • Gary says:

      You are right on Deb about Jesus being the anchor of anchors. meanwhile I found an old flywheel from a friends iron pile. Now for a rope! how many people have a rotton rope on their anchor of anchors…or non at all.

  2. richardmax22 says:

    Loved your article. I too attempt to do my part in the economy of the fishing industry. And, according to my wife, am doing a fine job of it.

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