First Time Fishing
June 22, 2008
We began the day in a miserable heavy rain that soon gave way to lighter rain & eventually only cloud. Jeff & his wife Carole & their daughter & son, Alex & Chris were on the water for their first time fishing. Not having fished before, I knew I would have to keep it simple, so we began by dragging tubes in 15 feet of water for smallies. A few bass were caught & a few others lost, but the action was real slow. I figured that trolling for pike would be easier & headed for different areas nearby. This proved to be a better choice as rods were firing off almost instantly. Everyone had chances at pike, but Chris & his dad Jeff landed the largest ones. Most of these fish were 3 to 5 pounds but a few of them were in the 8 to 10 pound class too. At one point, Chris was on fire landing one fish after another. At least 20 to 25 pike were caught in only a few short hours when we finally got on them. All in all a good day for four people who never fished before!