Well, the hot weather is over and now everybody says the fish are biting. Every person I talked to told me they were catching cat fish like you wouldn’t believe and Crappie, which I think is a very hard fish to catch because you have to “tight line”. They stay on the bottom of the lake until the weather really cools off.
Well, you guys out there thought this column was only for women. I even talk like I know a little something about fishing. Today was the only day I have seen a women in boat fishing in a long time. Maybe it’s because it has been a long time since I was in boat fishing. As I said and many others like me, “IT’S BEEN TOO DARN HOT”.
So today was going to be the big fishing outing for me and the Hubby. He left to go to Wayne’s Place to get cricket and minnows. Surely you all are familiar with Wayne’s Place! Not only is it the place to get bait, it’s the place that now serves breakfast with BISCUITS! And I can tell you right now, they are GREAT! Well, back to where I left off. I waited and waited and waited some more and no Hubby and no fishing bait. Finally, he came home and said he got “tied up”! Really, I said, just what did they tie you to one of the chairs while you were having coffee and talking to all those other guys up there? Men, that is the hang out of choice now. Just drop by anytime in the morning and everybody is there. Of course I wasn’t because I was here fixing our fishing cooler with drinks and snacks.
So off we went and we continued to travel along the shore of the familiar places that we had always found blue gill before all the HOT WEATHER set in. NO FISH. So we went to our favorite spot up the freeway to the left of the floaters and right off the bat, the Hubby got his line all tangled up in a tree. You know as I said before, it’s really not any fun “tree fishing”. After a few choice words, he got it untangled from the limb but it was back into the boat in a WAD. I give you one guess who had to straighten out his line so he wouldn’t have to cut it and start all over and put on a new hook. You see I am an EXPERT untangling lines. You see I had a little trouble when I first started out.
Well, it was time to get the trolling motor back in action. The Hubby got up on the front of the boat and lowered the motor in the water so we could get “up close” and personal with the shore line and guess what? The trolling motor just sat there and did not do a thing. Ask me if the Hubby got upset? He checked and checked some more and could not seem to locate the problem. I simply mentioned, maybe it’s a loose connection but of course that was not the right answer and he continued to come up with others idea. Well, the trusty paddle was put into action! Have you ever tried to paddle a fishing boat down the shore line of Lake Malone? I guarantee it is not a pretty sight. I bet you thought I was the one who was using it. I can tell you right now, it was not me. I learned a long time ago and ladies I will share this valuable information with you, “don’t interfere with anything a man intends to do when he is fishing in a boat on Lake Malone. Especially if he is mad.
Well, after a few hours of paddling and using the boat motor to get around to every favorite spot we had on the lake, I remarked, “I think that all the fish in Lake Malone are gone”. I don’t think there is one left. I think the water got so hot during the summer, they just cooked right there in the water. Or better still, they went so deep in the lake that they have decided it is more desirable to just stay there where they are safe. After my profound statements, the Hubby threw up his hands and said, “that’s it”, we are going home. Of course I was all for it.
Do you remember earlier that I happened to mention that there might be a short in the wiring of the trolling motor? Well, after hours of testing everything you could possibly test on that boat, he finally came in to tell me that, guess what, there was a short in the wiring. Duh….I thought, he didn’t mention that I mentioned that the very first thing this morning when this entire trauma started. It must be a man thing. Do you ladies agree?
Well, dinner has been cooked and we had chicken, not fish. Both of us are pooped, him for working all afternoon on something he did not have to do because he would not listen. And of course I am the same because I continued to watch him look for the problem that I already knew the answer to in the first place. Ladies, you would have been proud of me, I didn’t even say I told you so. I just let him think he thought it up all on his own.
Just call me the perfect wife! Until next time, hug your Hubby and tell him what a great guy he is! Especially if he has had a bad day.