I was not having a good day. Wanted or go fishing this morning but wound taking a chain saw to a couple of trees instead. I asked my wife if she wanted to get something to eat in town when we were done. As we went to Waco she suggested we check some areas around Lake Waco after we eat. Absolutely! We had everything in the truck including our new castable fish finder. We went below the dam about a half mile downstream and found a nice area to try the Deeper fish finder. Third time trying it out and found a few fish with it. So I cast my line out and I was getting a few nibbles but nothing serious. My wife is casting the Deeper and I'm fishing when I hear my wife yell the line broke for the Deeper. $#!? $200 free floating in the Bosque! So, I look around to see if anyone is in a boat or watching. No boat and no one else around. So I strip to my underwear and ease into the river. My wife is going crazy with worry for me, I'm worried I'm going to be out $200! So I swim out and retrieve the Deeper. I get back to shore and as I try to warm up my wife suggests I use my sweatshirt to dry off. I check around again and strip off the underwear. Just then my wife says "Oh look, a turtle!" Did I mention the water temp was 62 degrees! Oh, and the line didn't break, I didn't tie a good knot! Not the best day I've ever had but not the worst either.
U.S. Navy Retired