Heather and I just returned from a foray into the woods and a little stream thereby where we decided to drop a line or two into the water. Lo! and Behold! we no sooner dropped in the bait when as I was dropping in my line the first time Heather announced that she had a fish on the line. Well she realed it in and we took stalk of the small perch (about 6”-15cm) and I quickly removed the hook and returned the little creature to the river.
Although we spent a grand total of 1/2 hour there and went through a whopping 1 worm we did manage to snag 9 fish. Amazing how the worm stays on the hook even though the fish really wants to enjoy a meal.
Just as we were about to call it quits for the night, Heather hooked the biggest one of the night. She was a little surprised that the fish was fighting back so much until she brought it to the surface and noticed that it was twice as big as any of the other fish that she caught tonight.
She was giggling and excited as all little girls get when something excites them. She distictly said “Whoa! It’s a big one isn’t it?” Wehn all was said and done she pulled in about a 3/4 lb Sunfish, about as large as they get. The most interesting thing is that she actually got the feel of what it was like to hook a fish that would fight back a little after all the little perch and sunfish that she had been used to catching.