Friday, February 25, 2005

Eight pounder!

The fish and the fisherman. He was baiting with minnows on a very light rod. The minnows would swim enough that he could usually see the rod tip move, but when he glanced over at this one there was no action. He tried to wiggle the line and arouse the minnow but there was something on the line. The weight of the fish bent the little rod almost double. He didn't think he could land it, but was hoping to "just see it." It took half an hour, but he got it on the ice. The hook had never set, it was just lightly hooked thorough the side of the mouth. "The only thing keeping it on the line was the pressure of trying to swim away"

The fish is bigger than the rod that caught it

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