"Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the scheme of things - Your place in the universe...I mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing rod, on this vast sea, and out there in the vast expanse of the ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me." ~Author Unknown
After church and a quick lunch, we headed for the lake. It was a beautiful day with warm weather, slight breezes, and nothing better to do than spend some time out on a boat.
My expectations for catching fish were low...have fished this lake numerous times with little to tell about. Today was different. I was the first to catch a fish and the only one of us who caught more than one...two and a half. The half was the one that never made it into the boat. It was a little fella who I think got snagged accidentally by the lure as we trolled by; he jumped into the air and slipped right off the hook as I started reeling him in. The official catches were a pickerel and a bass. Alex caught a bass, too, and was pretty excited about it. He's also excited to be moving up to a bigger pole these days. We've almost worn the little poles out after 6 years of use.
(Yes, since the camera is insured, I took it along for the ride. We all made it off the water just fine...for which I am really thankful. :) )