So, I'm gonna go fishing for a few hours on Hubbard this afternoon. Mostly under the 30-bridge, but gonna check one other place. My wife is with me, as she likes to lounge and read her book. The bite has been quite slow this year, as compared to last year (my first year with a boat). The First Negative is, we get out to the boat launch, and I was ready to do the last thing for set-up. . . hook up the gas line to the motor. Yep, forgot to put the gas can in the back of the boat. (I have a 15' Jon Boat). The wife talked me into going home, getting the gas can and going back out. Good thing is, we are only 15mins from the launch.
So there we are, out under the 30-bridge fishing. Caught about 4 after 30ish minutes. And then it happened! ! ! The second Negative. I caught the biggest crappie I have ever caught. WOW! ! ! It was awesome! ! ! Got it in the boat, got it on the fish scale, it weighed 1.95lbs, held it out for my wife to get a pic of the fish and the scale, and that's when it happened. . . Fish thrashed around, and there it went into the water. Fish and Scale both. The only reason there is not a third negative is that I had the quick thinking NOT to jump in the water to retrieve it, thereby deploying my automatic PFD. Un-Flippin'-Believable! ! ! Biggest crappie I ever caught and fish scale right over the side.
Now for the Positive. . . I have recently installed a new Helix 9 Mega SI G2N. It is So Awesome. a couple of weeks ago, I found my very first brush pile with actual fish on it. It has been so stinkin' windy this year, I haven't been able to go out with my little boat. Got out there today and the brush pile was loaded with the crappie. Caught my first crappie on a brush pile. Yessssss! ! ! So I now have a grand total of ONE Waypoint in my Hummingbird. Yay. The only thing was, after I put my buoy out, it was hard for me to stay on it. I only caught the one fish, but that made the day for me. Simple pleasure of a Novice crappie fisherman. I would troll past it a couple of times to see where it was in reference to the buoy, but it was hard with the wind to stay on it. I have some learning to do. I also need to find more brush piles.
They say a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work. Only problem is, I now have to work an extra few hours to buy a new fish scale. Arrrrrrgh! ! !