It’s been some time since my last post. The great ice age of 2011 has come and gone, and we are finally able to see the ground here in SW Ohio for the first time in nearly two months.
I did have the pleasure of making it out on the water with Mike and Pat, whom are mentioned in the prior post.
I met up with the two brothers around 1430hrs. Upon my dropping in I was met by Mike who shook my hand, and began telling me of him having just watched his brother Pat fight a monster Brown from a distance away. Mike was very excited about his little brother, who was now closing the distance separating us, hooking up with a big fish. Today is Pat’s birthday.
Once Pat made it to us his greeting contained a huge grin as he told me of his battle, and even though this fish did not come to hand, Pat’s excitement was projected as he described the fish of a lifetime at the tip of his net.
Mike took the lead from here as Pat and I hung back and worked on Pat’s technique, and discussed fishing theory. The clear but cold day did not produce but one more strike, however, all three of us had a great time just being able to hang with friends.
This brings me back to my message from my last post. I hope by now you have taken another fishing in your favorite haunts, or at least have plans to do so. If you are just reading this, make plans.
Our day did not end here on the water. We were soon joined by my beautiful fiancé at a small restaurant in Fairborn for a great dinner, and a couple of fine beers among friends. Pat and I now have plans to meet up for some smallie fishing out of Pat’s new boat, which should be completed by spring.
This is budding friendships and I value both of these men for who they are. I will always look forward to the next fishing adventure with these two brothers. The power of fishing is real but you must unleash it!