So my roommate and I have a little competition going on. We've been keeping track of the number and weight of fish we catch, but only the ones we catch fishing together - got a spreadsheet going and everything. Went out to Gibbons Creek on Saturday, and at the beginning of the day I'm 5 fish and just a few pounds behind. I'm throwing a jig around stumps and he's throwing a 'trap, and we get no bites for the first hour or so. So he asks me if I have any suggestions (I have quite a bit more fishing experience than he does). I tell him to try a Texas-Rig around the stumps and weed lines with a watermelon red plastic (mistake #1), to which he responds that he doesn't want to take the time to re-rig his rod. At this point I make my fatal mistake - "I've already got that exact thing all rigged up on my spinning rod, so you can just use that if you want" I say. He takes me up on my offer...and on his second or third cast BAM, 3.5 pounder. About 10 minutes later another 3 pounder. At this point I demand my rod back. Toward the end of the day, I suggest a particular laydown that I've always caught fish off of...and he pulls out another 1 pounder. Meanwhile, I got skunked on the day. The moral of this story is to never help a friend on the lake.
"You can’t get second things by putting them first; you can get second things only by putting first things first."
- C.S. Lewis