The title says it all.
My folks and I packed up the car at 9 o’clock this morning and headed out of town for a day at one of my favorite fishing holes. Usually the sunfish and blue gill are abundant and a whole lot of fun to catch, but today there wasn’t a bite to be had.
We fished from shore and and we fished from the dock without so much as a nibble!
Well, I should clarify that. A guy at the other end of the dock managed to reel in four keeper-sized sunnies while I hung my head in envy. The wax worms he was using must have tasted better than the wax worms we had!
The only good thing about the three hours we spent at the lake was the lunch Mom packed – summer sausage on homemade, buttered buns with homemade peanut butter cookies for dessert!
We left the lake disappointed and headed down the road for another fishing expedition, ending up at the Talcott Dam. (The folks were thinking bullheads would be better than not having any fish for supper). We switched hooks, we switched bait … and Mom and Dad each caught a small channel catfish – both of which went back in the lake! I had a nibble, but that was it.
The last stop was Lake Okabena. I watched people on both sides of us catching fish, but again we came up with the empty hooks.
After six and a half hours of fishing and driving, the only thing I caught today was a sunburn. Just call me Rudolph until the color of my nose fades!