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.