I thought we could all share our funny fish stories here. I know I have a few.
Many summers ago, my family and I went up the Lake Geneva to catch some pike. After a while, my dad caught a nice 20” on a small spinner. Well for some reason, my dad could not land this pike. So I jumped in thinking I could do it, couldn’t help the poor thing in time. Not sure how but the poor fish got very tangled in out Wal-Mart quality net. As this whole thing was going on, we were drifting around with the line in the water. We would up closing in on some parked sailboats, so my dad gets a bit mad and guns the boat out of there. As we leave, the pole sitting by the stern goes flying into the water. Had a bunch of line in the prop. That was fun to clean out.
Fast forward to the next weekend. Because my dad lost his pole, I lent him one of mine, telling him not to lose this one. We’re doing some bass fishin’ with no luck for a few hours, so things get a bit slow. Suddenly, I hear this huge splash behind me. My dad was gone. Apparently, he dropped my pole right in the water. It was a huge splash, he’s about 290
And he was drinking a bit. But, he was able to recover it and we continued fishing.