+1 on great post and good read story. Thank you for sharing your catfishing story with us, Yegua Cat. And congrats to you and your blessed family. Fishing in general is a blessing in many ways, it's a great way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, rejuvenating exercise, and a way to fulfill man's instinctive urge to "hunt" to provide food for his family, etc. Not to mention the delicious taste of fried fresh fish fillet that are free of antibiotics and artificial growth homones, those things that you find in most meat at the super market are very bad for children and the community as a whole.
You and I are about the same age, but you caught your first fish at 3, I caught mine at 10. But you're certainly more blessed than I am because my fishing 40 years had lots of years in between where I lived in big city such as Manhattan NY, and now just moved to Austin and I hadn't wet a line for two months now. I dream of fishing, enjoy the fishing memories and hope to pick up where I left off when work load ease off a bit. A country boy will always be a country boy, lol. Thanks again Yegua Cat, really enjoyed it, your post reads like a letter from a good friend that I have not seen in years.