i spent some time with andy, the intervarsity campus minister, today and as usually happens he took me fishing (which is a great thing). i had two firsts today: 1) i have never caught a catfish on a crankbait before (i’ve always caught cats on live bait or stink bait) and 2) i’ve never caught a white bass before (they supposedly taste quite good but i wasn’t too impressed with their fight). both of those happened today. in addition i caught a great deal of other fish and thanks to andy i now know a great spot for small mouth bass which i love catching. i can hardly wait for the water level to go down so i can wade this area and fly fish it. i am willing to bet money that catching a smallmouth bass on a fly rod is a life changing experience.
i can’t believe i have gone my whole life without access to a constant stream of smallmouth bass.
of course, i have to get a canoe to reach this spot but that’s going to work out eventually.
i have to go by the tomorrow river thursdy and saturday and i’m definitely going to take at least one of those days to try out a little trout fishing on it. i’ve missed trout fishing so much.