Took advantage of the great weather today. Went out with my younger son, and took the boat out. A bit windy today, even in the lake which is low and has hills all around it. The lake is electric only, so we did not take the bigger motor. Had to suffice with the tiller trolling motor. It did very well with two grown men of lager capacity, and my son. You see, just as we put the transmission in drive I got a text. Wanna go fishing? Is all it said. I haven't talked to this guy in a couple years. I texted him a picture of my van with the boat in tow. He was excited, we met shortly after.
As for the fishing, I was using an olive green Montauk special, as it was still on the rod I decided to use. Threw it longer than I should have, but we were talking more than fishing hard. Then I got a bite. Never got to see it, but a great fight was on. I'm guessing some type of catfish, but a fighter. I was using an ultralight setup, and afraid to snap the line. Drag was set medium, and the fish was peeling it. The rod was bent under the boat, and I was fearful of a break off. The net was offered, but I asked my son to wait. I didnt want to spook the fish. After a tense few moments, the line went slack. The hook was released. I had a good two feet of thick slime on my line. Not sure how, maybe the line was wrapped around the fish.
Later while I was trying to clear a birds nest my son had in one of my bait casters, he had a ned rig tied on. I cast the line out, was pulling out the knots, and allowed a lot of line on the water. While reeling it in, fish on! It was a dink bass, but it was my first fish on my boat. I didnt realize it until.afer letting it go. But that makes twice I caught a fish with my son's pole/bait in front of him while he was using mine. LOL I'm petty, I know. He does also. 😀 no pictures today, but a good time was had by all. Good time fishing with an old buddy.