Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fishing with Jeremy

I don't fish much but I usually have a good time when I attempt it.  Most of the fishing I have done over the years has been in Tennessee when I go with Mike.  But while were were recently visiting, Jeremy (Pam's nephew-in-law) and I went fishing.

Jeremy knows how to fish.  I am recreational novice.  I know how the recreational golfer feels when I ask if they play golf and they say, "Not really, but I go out once every few years."  I consider myself more of a fish feeder.  I bait the hook, throw it in and spend most of my time replacing the bait.

But I enjoy being out there and learning.  And once it a while I catch something.

So Jeremy took off work one day and we went in his boat.  He has a couple of nice ones and we took the smaller one which was great.
After a stop at Walmart for some supplies, we had lunch at a Subway and launched the boat off of Peach Orchard St on the Clinch River.
Before we knew it we were on our way.  It was great to fish with Jeremy.  He was the perfect Fishing Guide.  He put all the hooks on my line and offered the right amount of instruction and encouragement.

Like I said I spent most of our 4 hours on the water baiting hooks.  We used salmon eggs and Garlic Salmon eggs.  I used more than Jeremy if you know what I mean.
The river was beautiful.  I was a little overcast but it was a nice afternoon to fish.
It wasn't too long before I snagged one of my two 'Almost Fish'.  I caught one and had it almost up to the boat when he got away.
I had another one about 6-8 feet from the boat when I lost it.  I did a lot of 'Vegan Fishing'.  No fish but I did snag plenty of clumps of grass on the bottom.

We didn't get a lot of action but Jeremy caught 5.  Two were too small.  The others were good size.
The fishing wasn't that good this time.  We went up and down the river a couple of miles and keep hoping we would hit it.  But it was not to be.
It was getting late in the afternoon so we took the boat in and hooked it up.
Still it was a good day on the Clinch River in Tennessee  and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

That is it for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles.  Thanks for joining us. Until next time...

5 comments:

  1. Fishing isn't one of my favourite things to do, but it sure is more of a pleasure to go with someone who knows what they're doing.

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  2. Fish or no fish, a day on the water is always fun.

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  3. It sounds like a fun bonding day on the water and you can't beat that. I like that boat, it is just what a guy needs for fishing a river.

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  4. Hey Randy, great day and great pics to tell the story. Used one of the river pictures as my phone wallpaper. Looking forward to seeing you guys this next week. Ross Newton

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  5. Ahh, yes. The river looks amazing. LOL @ "vegan fishing!" Well, it's okay that you didn't catch as much fish. At least, you two had a great time. Best of all, this is one of those experiences we'll never forget and it will be stored in our chest of good memories. Have a great road trip ahead!

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