Fishing. In a boat. The sun on your back. A breeze off the lake.
Baiting a hook with your choice of bait. Casting a perfect cast over the boat and watching your line sink into the water, waiting for a fish to bite. Patience becomes your best friend. And you wait. Sometimes you talk to the other people in the boat. Usually you just fish together, silently. Just when you’re about to quit, to pull in the line and try for a differnt spot in the lake, it happens.
Your line is tugged. A fish is nibbling. You resist the urge to reel in. The fish clamps down. You’ve got it.
You reel. It fights back. You reel more. It fights harder.
Finally, you pull it in. You check out your catch. Sometimes you laugh at the small fry. Other times you need help pulling your catch into the boat.
That’s what fishing is all about. It’s about the silence. The fight. The waiting. The reward. No matter what size you catch, it’s a joy to catch it.
Fishing. With family. Friends.
It’s the one thing I do with others but feel alone and completely surrounded at the same time.
I ask. You answer.
- Favorite fishing spot?
- Favorite fish to catch? I love catching bass and sticking my hand into their mouth!