My computer desk (and my view) looks out on my backyard. There it is.....my tarp-covered bass boat, waiting for this ole' Bear to get well and return to some fun fishing.
I have been a fisherman (not quite the same, quite often, as a "catcherman") for many years. I used to have boats that were big enough for the sometimes wild waters of Lake Erie. The western basin, often called "The Walleye Capital Of The World" is a great place to fish. For years my dad and I would be out on the lake, hauling in limit catches of walleye and (in the fall) limit catches of perch. Yum!
I sold my last big boat about ten (10) years ago. About six (6) years ago I bought a small bass boat. Just the right size for a hassle-free fishing trip. I usually leave the house very early in the morning, drive a little more than an hour NW of Swanton, OH, and fish in the lakes of the Irish Hills (Michigan) area. Good bass fishing, both smallmouth and largemouth......some northern pike, some walleye, some panfish. My boat is the perfect size for me to be alone and easily launch and go.
We also take the boat on our Upper Peninsula (Michigan) vacations. A great time is had.....getting up early (letting Katie sleep-in in the tent), walking to my beached boat (Van Riper State Park Campground), heading out on Lake Michigamme (beautiful lake). It's a tough lake to fish but I have managed to catch some panfish and some smallmouths. Have never caught a northern pike on this lake. (Another fun lake is AuTrain, just west of Munising. Catch walleyes and pike on this lake.)
Years ago I tried trout fishing. Actually caught dinner a few times when out in the western states of Wyoming and Montana. I have done some lake trout and salmon fishing in the areas east of Cleveland, on Lake Erie. Went fall stream-mouth fishing with my older brother, who lives in the Fairport Harbor area. Had no luck, but as they say.....
"A day fishing and catching no fish is better than a day of no fishing."
Asking other Cyburbians: Do you like to fish? What kind of fishing?
Bear With Speed Stick, Bait-Casting Reel, & Weight-Forward Spinner