Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Angler Management Update

Since my last post about fishing, I am happy to report that the Angler Management Counseling is working. I have caught two fish...largemouth bass. One was pretty small (7-8 inches, maybe 1 lb.) but the one yesterday was about 12-13 inches and about 5-6 lbs. I threw it back, but called Melissa and tried to get her to bite on the idea that she was going to have to clean this fish for me.

I caught the fish yesterday with Garrett's fishing combo. I bought him a new rod/reel after the last time when I spent most of my time messing with his reel. This is a little Zebco 11 micro which, after I cut the last segment off the rod, is the perfect size for him. It is not about a 4'2" rod. The reel has 4# test line in it so this was quite a fight.

Once again, Garrett did not want to kiss the fish. I don't blame him, but that doesn't mean that I'm going to stop asking.

If you're curious, the fish like to eat in the mid-late afternoon. Off our neighbors dock, they seem to bite best on smaller hooks (not sure the actual size) baited with Berkeley "Gulp" worms. These are plastic worms that have a glittery, fishy-smelling coating on them.

9 comments:

  1. I'm glad Garrett is smart enough to not kiss a fish!! YUCK!!

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  2. So, did Melissa take the bate & bite about having to clean the fish? She's a smart girl....kinda like her mama!

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  3. She did take the bait. I lost signal on my cell and tried to call her back, but she was on the phone with Justin asking him to come over and help clean it. So she had to call him back and let him know that I actually threw the fish back.

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  4. Well, maybe if she's kinda like her mama she's not too smart :)

    Luv it!

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  5. You definitely need to take pictures of Garrett with his fishing pole!

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  6. I'm too busy fishing to take pictures.

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  7. If Garrett ever kisses a fish you need to get it on video and post it on youtube.

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  8. 20-something conservative, identify thyself, please. :)

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  9. It's your brother n law.

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