That changes when I hook a fish. I get a sudden jolt of excitement that makes me forget all about the stress and responsibilities that were weighing me down before.
One of my most memorable fishing experiences was when I caught my first catfish at the Lake of the Ozarks. I have never fished for catfish before. In fact, I had never even got to hold one.
That night, my dad and I were lying on the dock around midnight wrapping up an evening of fishing. Right before I started to reel my line in, I got a bite. I set the hook and came to life knowing that there might be a catfish on the other end. The fish put up a great fight, but I tired it out.
When I got it to the surface, my dad had to use two hands to get it out. We weighed the massive cat on the scale and it ended up weighing 25 lbs. I will remember that night as long as I live.
Fishing is a great pastime and I hope you’ll try it. Here are a few sites to visit to learn more about it:
Where to Fish in Missouri
MO Fishing App
Fishing in Missouri State Parks