|Date Added: November 09, 2009 03:19:00 PM|
|Category: Recreation: Outdoors: Fishing|
My husband is an avid fisherman. He has been fishing since he was a small boy. His father would take him and his brothers as he was growing up. In the summers he and his brother would ride their bikes for miles to fish from shore on area lakes. Some of his fondest memories of his youth involve fishing trips that he took with his dad and brothers.
My family fished very little. We would go to area lakes and fish from shore, my father never owned a boat. We had cheap rods and reels and we used bobbers the size of tennis balls. When I started dating my husband it was during the winter. He asked me to go ice fishing with him. I had never been ice fishing so I thought this sounded like fun. We borrowed his dad’s portable fish house and went out to an area lake for our first of what was to become many fishing trips. I found the entire process of auguring the holes in the ice and setting the depths of the lines very intriguing. I could not believe the small bobber that he put on my line. He taught me to watch for the slightest movement of the bobber and then to set the hook and bring the fish in. We now use ice fishing rods with small reels on them but back then we had the rods with the line wrapped around two pegs. When you caught a fish you had to lay the rod down and pull the line up hand over hand until the fish came out of the hole. That first day got me hooked on ice fishing because we each caught our limit of big sun fish.
We have taken many fishing trips together since then. We have fished most species of freshwater fish and went deep sea fishing once. That was the most exciting of all of our fishing trips. Unfortunately my husband gets motion sickness and we had to come in early because he was so sick. He began vomiting after we had been out for about forty five minutes and could not stop. He did manage to catch a fish, but he was vomiting into a pail the entire time that he was reeling it in. We had been twenty six miles out in the ocean so it took quite a while to get back to the marina. When we finally were on dry land my husband told me to take many pictures of his fish because he would never go deep sea fishing again.
Since that incident our fishing trips have been limited to fresh water. We now live on a lake that is quite large. When the water is rough my husband stays close to shore so that he does not have a reoccurrence of the motion sickness.
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