Over the years, I have not been much of a fisherman. I preferred to be on the lake wakeboarding, skiing, tubing, or swimming. While those activities are fun, fishing has grown on me as I have come to appreciate it for the peace and quiet and the conversation if you are with another person.
In my adolescence, I enjoyed playing with the tackle and creating an elaborate different world for each piece of tackle to have its own story. Whether they were spaceships or some sort of crazy looking creature, it was for my imagination to mold. If I were to fish it would be for 30 minutes maybe an hour. I would soon after drift to the floor under the passenger council away from the sun and enter my little world. Occasionally, my family would hear an “Ouche!,” “Vrrooom,” or some sort of prehistoric dinosaur noise. It was my world and I let my imagination wander.
One of my favorite fishing stories is the time I caught my first smallmouth bass. We were fishing on the Northeast end of Little Boy Lake and the whole family was fishing. I remember seeing my bobber go down and it was a fight to remember. Back and forth, the line came off the reel as the fish fought for its life. After a long battle, we finally landed the bass with the net. The smallmouth was 16 1/2 inches, pretty much the biggest fish I had ever caught at that time. The memory sticks with me and will be one of my greatest fishing stories.
Fishing is a time to enjoy nature and the art of “the catch.” Some days you do better than others, but it is the chase and the thought of knowing that you can get that big fish at any time. “Life is like fishing, you never know what you are going to get.” Time never slows down so enjoy the moments you have and cherish the time you spend with the people you love.
Summer has started and is flying by, I hope everyone is having a great summer. We wish everyone safe travels this season and hope to see you all soon.
Your friends at Little Boy Resort,
Troy, Nancy, Dillon, and Jordan
P.S. Did you like my life and fish comparison, I kind of stole it from Forrest Gump…. Momma says, “Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what you are going to get.”
What is your favorite fishing story? Let us know in the comments.