Last Friday I was sick. I know that’s not a good excuse to not even talk about fishing, but I was miserable- I could not walk without pain. This week I still have pain, but I also have these little pills that make me feel much better! The thought of fishing was still not on my mind, but I decided I needed to get out and get some fresh air for me and the dog.  I went to the first public fishing spot heading out 130 to Woods Landing.  I thought I would at least have my dog swim and chase a stick.

When I saw the water, I felt inspired and thought, ‘what the heck, I’ll try my luck with a lure.’ I was on my last cast when something hit my line. It was an epic battle that lasted about 15 minutes.  I realized that I did not have my net with me (but after I got the fish realized it would not have helped as my net is only 13 inches long!)  Now most of the time a 13-16 inch trout is a very respectable fish, but I had a 20 inch hog on the end of my line. I got it close to shore, thinking at any moment it would break the line, so I jumped in the water and grabbed its gills and tossed it to the bank. It is by far the biggest fish I’ve caught this season.  Hopefully it is not the last fish of the season, but it certainly would not be a bad fish to end it on, for sure.

As I walked to the truck with the dog, I had no pain in my leg at all. The best way to feel better sometimes is to get out and not feel sorry for yourself. - Happy fall  fishing!

Fishing Note: the upper lakes in the snowies are fishing pretty good and have been stocked with big fish this past Labor Day. I'm sure there are some big ones still up there! Try Mirror Lake and Lake Marie.

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"The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming; thus it is with time."  Leonardo DaVinci