When it comes to fishing, a dozen tiny sunfish do NOT equal one large pike or a sizable largemouth bass. Yes, it is fun to catch little sunfish and bluegills (and whatever tiny fish I caught in this photo is) when the big fish cannot be found or aren't biting, but the satisfaction is just lacking when you can't land a big one. Why? Well, probably because anyone can catch a sunfish with a bobber and a worm... even my three-year-old son who had never fished a day before in his life.
I admit, when the fishing was awful all last week at the cabin, I resorted to bobber and worm fishing just to get some action. Still, I felt cheated that I didn't catch one large fish all week. I did have one strike at my weedless frog by what I presume to have been a northern pike because of the snake-like body I saw flash white under the surface of the water. That darn fish had the gall to leave one scale pierced by the end of my hook as evidence that he was there... he was clearly mocking me.
While I did find some action with my worm and bobber, obviously the fish I was catching weren't worthy of mounting on my wall since I was able to catch fish so small that they were biting at the equivalent of worm genitalia (it was barely enough worm to be visible to the naked eye).
Alas, a bad day of fishing is still better than any day working, and the weather was gorgeous for August, or for any week in the summer for that matter. And even though I wanted to get the most out of my one week of fishing for the summer, I did come away with a great tan and wonderful photos of my family having fun at the lake...
So as I kissed my beloved St. Croix rod goodbye, I tried to keep in mind that there's always next year and the hope of the BIG one...
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Cyndi M. Frick
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