Monday, June 05, 2006

A small town fishing contest

The local outdoorsman group sponsored a fishing tournament for 5-15 year old kiddies this last weekend at our local lake.

C won her division (5-6 year olds) for the most total fish caught
She pulled in 8 fish in the 4-hour contest. Her closest competitor had 5 fish.
Total tally was as follows:Black Bass - 2
Channel Catfish - 2
Bluegill - 4
The other winner in her division pulled in a 2 lb. black bass for the largest fish caught prize.

C won a Zebco 202 rod and reel combination, a fully outfitted tackle box complete with objects completely foreign to me such as Aberdeen Snells, Billy Boy Bobbers, Barrel Swivels with safety snaps, and an assortment of brightly colored gooey wormy thingys, jelly-like thingys, and shiny-hooky thingys.

I told you I'm not much of a fisherman.

Now C has two rod/reels and I'm still borrowing my Father-in-law's pole and tackle.

A few years back, when they shocked our little lake, they pulled out over a dozen 5 lb. black bass, and several 8-plus pounders. My F-i-L tells me that may be approaching a state record.

Maybe C will let me borrow one of her rig-a-ma-jigs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps she can be your retirement plan..

I think the winner of this week's national bass tournament took home $100K.