When the dude who often doesn’t express much interest in fishing agrees to go, you go, quickly before he changes his mind. This dude likes to figure out things himself and although it took awhile he finally connected with this fine specimen, all on his own.


Meanwhile I experienced an interesting hookup, one in which the connection was literally by the hair of his chinny-chin-chin. The bite from this fish wasn’t particularly strong, nor did I think was my hook-set. At any rate, I played the fish soft, not pressuring it too much. As the fish came to the surface I could’t believe how the hook was barely attached, albeit in the cartilage-like structure of its mouth. Sometimes an easy hand pays off.