New Fishing Buddy

Took Lexxy fishing yesterday and all-in-all she was very good. Only one near-miss. I had just baited my hook with some salmon roe and she was close to eating it....later she ate some of it that had fallen on the rock ledge I was on.

Other than popping in the water for a few seconds at a time, she pretty much just laid in the sun next to me. We parked about 1/4 mile from the fishing spot so we had to hike in. She seems to love to catch falling leaves and chase noseeums.

I tried out my invention and it seemed to work for a while before I lost it. I need to make more of them and try it in different places on the river and at the lake.

Fishing was generally lousy for everyone. Before I got there, I heard there were around 30 boats and many had just left. I talked to some people that said they caught a 25 pounder and saw another one caught while I was there. While I didn't catch one. I did hook one up and got a 4 min thrill. Never saw it but at the moment the line broke it was pulling out line faster than I could wind it in. I was using 17lb test so it had to be at least that big.

Most of the afternoon I was entertained by all the fish jumping out of the water. Salmon are quite the clown. They jump because they can. Not because they really need to. I should have brought the video camera but you never know where to be pointing it to get "the shot".

The bumble bee that stung me for no reason got away. To kill the sting, I rubbed mud on the location and in about 10 min the stinging like fire sensation was gone. It's still sore this morning though several hours later.

We stayed until sundown. Both me and my fishing buddy ate dinner and crashed out. We had quite a day.

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