Tuesday, August 18, 2009


So, as some of you may know, I bought a used, old, flat-bottomed jon boat a few months ago.  My dad and I finally took it out on the water yesterday.  I hadn't really tested it for leaks so wanted to put it on a small body of water just in case there was a problem.  I'm happy to announce that while there did appear a tiny bit of water in the bottom I couldn't say for sure that it was a leak.  There was only about a cup full and it could have sloshed over the bow while we were moving because I was sitting up there working the trolling motor and as some of you also know, I'm built a lot like Robert Newhouse.  If you don't know who he is, look it up.

Anyway, I would count the morning a success even though we didn't catch a thing.  My cork went under only once and I can't even say for sure the it was due to a fish.  The weather was great.  There was just enough of a breeze to keep us cool.  In fact, it blew hard enough at times to make tiny little waves which is what was splashing over the bow when we drove into it.  It was quiet.  And for about the first hour we were the only ones there.  A few folks showed up later. 

We finally called it quits around 9:30 and came home.  It was nice to spend some time with my dad doing something that we both enjoy doing and not really caring whether we caught any fish.  A few bites would have been nice.  Maybe next time we'll just do to the middle, drop and anchor and do some catfishing on the bottom.  Who knows.  Who cares.  It's fishing.