The weather was cold and windy the first several days of vacation. I’m not one to row out in a little 14’ aluminum craft when there are whitecaps. So we were well into the week before I got to go in the boat and fish.
One evening I went fishing when the lake was so still it looked like glass. I am a catch-and-release type of gal; I’m not after big fish to feed my family. I enjoy catching fish of any type or size that put up a bit of a fight. I caught several fish on this particular night. I caught my first northern in many years. It was small, about 14”, but it was fun to catch. Once I got it in the boat, it broke the line, so I had to grab him so I could take the hook out and send him on his way. I also caught several rock bass. They are good fighters. I can pretend like something really big is on the other end of the line.
More fish soaps since I don't have any
pictures of the real thing to share
Want to know a secret? Sometimes I do that with weeds too. I’m pretty sure that some really big fish that got away were actually weeds, but I leave a window of possibility that rather than a weed, I truly did have “the big one” on my line.
I have no proof of my catches. I was alone in the boat, and I didn’t have a camera. So I hope you’ll take my word for it J
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