I'm not sure how to title this story. But I know how to tell it.
I have been living in Utah since 1979 and one of my favorite fishing places to go is in Lehi at the Jorden pump house where the Jorden river begins just at the north end of Utah lake.
I have been going there for many years and have cought many good size channel and mud cats as well as small bass and carp. Anyway one day I decided to intraduce my wife Debbie and our sons to my fishing Hole . thinking that this would be a good chance to show off some of my skills I didn't know what was in store for me.
right off the start I found that none of them knew how to string up any gear (hooks & sinkers) or even mount a worm." Oh Boy!" I began to get all set up and out into the water after about a half hour or so the fun began. While I was busying myself getting my own pole together our one boy gets a snage I put my things down and go to help him just as I get him fixed up my wife catches the first fish.
Just a small half pound channel.we decided to let it go then I get her back out into the water and return to my own pole.Just as I was ready to go out She is Bringing in another and it was little bigger about a 1.1/2 pound channel cat. so again I set my things down and helped get her fish off the hook and onto the stringer.
I went to pickup my pole when once again our boy was snaged and just as set my pole down to go help him my wife is pulling in another . I'm Sure that many of you Fishermen who has set out to teach your spouse and or children how to fish have expieranced this kind of trouble.This went on for about an hour or so our boys decided to go around to other spots and try thier luck while the wife and I remained where we were. Now what was really intresting about all this Is that the flood gates were open and creating a good flow of water with wakes on the surface I recall telling them about the catfish how they like to bite and run. My wife must have kept this in mind being that as soon as she felt a tug she would real in She would real in so fast that the fish would leave wakes on the wakes (any faster they would have been flying threw the air) those fish didn't know what was happening. I wish that my video camra had been working It would have made a good comedy for AFV. I finally caught one fish But she managed to fill up two stringers worth .
Many Stories to come Crazy_Gill