The simple act of casting the rod out into the water and reeling the line in for me is very relaxing. When we set out in the morning I had no expectations of catching anything, and simply wanted to go through the motions of casting and reeling while soaking in the serenity of the lake. It came as a bonus when I actually reeled in a good sized pike who happened to put up one heck of a fight!
When I finally got the fish up to the dock I realized that I had left my pliers at home, and had to extricate the hook with my fingers. This was not an easy task, but Stephen and I eventually freed the fish and were able to put it back into the water. I felt a sense of satisfaction and pride in catching this fish!
I have a lot of special memories of fishing, especially as a kid growing up. Each summer my family would go camping into the back country and we would fish the rivers and beaver dams for trout. It was an annual activity that I personally looked forward to. From activities such as fishing, we create memories that make these moments stay with us for the rest of our lives!
I intend to continue creating these moments for me and my family to participate in so that my children can one day pass similar memories down to their own families. Fishing is not for everyone, at times it can be downright frustrating. All I can say is find what you love and keep on doing it!
Thought of the day: Why do people tell you when they are speechless?
Quote of the day: Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. Doug Firebaugh