Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Learning 'bout Lakes is the latest learning tool in our house. My oldest son, the fishing fanatic, found it on the recommendation of an adult fishing buddy. The site lists fishing conditions at area lakes, including ice thickness and fishing activity, and for a budding fisherman like mine, is a goldmine of information.

But yesterday was the breakthrough. Yesterday, he found information about Mayville pond -- upper and Mayville pond -- lower, parts of the Rock River he fishes regularly. He found stocking information, and within a few hours, his view of the river as a "carp-infested rat hole" had changed. He realized there WERE good fish in the river. And the more he thought about it, the more he realized it was his fishing tactics, not a lack of fish, that were the cause of his less-then-stellar catches. At 11:00 last night, as I was getting ready for bed, he burst into the bathroom to inform me that the problem was HIM! That fishing mid-day and in just a few feet of water is no way to catch the big fish.

Finally, it was all coming together: all the years of fishing, the fishing books he's read and the hours he's devoted to watching fishing shows on TV. was the source he needed to pull it all together.

1 comment:

  1. is a wonderful, wonderful site. It's a great way to check on how to fish a new or old place, as well as check on the current water conditions.

    I hope the local fish population is ready for your oldest son to some after the lunkers that have been hiding. Sounds like they won't be hiding for long.