Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Trout Pond Once Again

Met Rich and Mark out at the Camanche Trout Pond this morning. Rich and Mark have been hitting it pretty hard the last few days and it was a nice way to spend a Sunday morning. Got there about 0730 or so and set one rod up with PB on the slip sinker rig. Used my other pole to cast lures.

I won't drag this out because you know the story. Rich got a bunch, Mark got a bunch and I got a bunch. All those nice pound/pound and halfers they have out there.

Now comes the good part. There was this boy who was fishing right in the same were we were. He was maybe 8,9,or 10, I'm not sure because I wasn't that close to him. Mark fixed him up with a good PB rig on a clear water filled bobber same as he was using. He still didn't get any hits. So when Rich hooked a good size one on the Rapala he was using, he handed his rod to the boy and let he reel it in. Turns out the fish was a nice chubby one that went about 5 lbs. The boy was ecstatic. He took it over to where his family was camping on the other side of the lake and you could hear the yelling all the way across the pond. I thought that was a really nice thing for Rich to do, giving up a big, and he knew it was big, fish to the boy. Kudo's Rich.

That's about it. Got home in time to see the end of the San Diego Chargers put a hurt'in on the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders sneak one by the Cincinnati Bengals. Going to try for a day on the American about Tuesday or Wednesday. Let you know what happens.

Till then, remember: "A bad day fishing is better, when someone hands you a rod with a big fish on it".

Mark (Shoreman)


  1. Kudo's to Rick also. That young boy just may have became a fisherman for life. We should all follow Rick's lead and turn our youth of today on to fishing!

  2. Outstanding job by Rich - the boy and his family will remember that forever


  3. Yep he cemented that young boys fishing career. Very cool of Rich.
    Tight lines

  4. Hi Mark!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. You're right, a lot of us are definitely crossing paths on here. I'll add you to my blog list as well! Can you believe that I've never caught a trout? When I buy my fishing license next year I plan to purchase a trout stamp so I can try the trout streams around southern WI.

    Give me a shout if you ever come back to visit WI. I've become pretty familiar with the lakes in Madison, and a buddy of mine lives in Milwaukee and has a boat for going out on Lake Michigan (see the salmon pics).