A few weeks ago, just a few days after arriving in the States, my Uncle, Cousin and one his (my cousin’s) friends offered to take me fishing. Now, I am not a fish person, but I decided to go with them anyway.
My cousin is a motocross racer, but because he broke his leg, he stopped for now until it gets healed up, in the mean time, he’s been doing a lot of fishing with his friend. We went over to Battleground Lake, which was beautiful, and well, fished. At first we thought we may as well call it a day because it started to rain, but we decided to stay and wait it out. They set everything up and, before any fishing could be done, they had to teach me to cast.
At first it seemed… finicky. You had to flip the thing over, then pull your arm back, cast then flip the thing back, then make the line taut. I know, not a great description, but I’ve only been fishing once so cut me some slack, and if you want to learn to fish, there are better places to look, lol. Anyway, my first few casts weren’t great, so I had to reel it back in and re-cast. After a few attempts though, I got a decent enough cast. After that of course, we waited… and waited… and waited. By this time, the weather had cleared somewhat, but it was still cold. Finally my cousin’s friend got a bite, and they insisted that I bring it in, so I did. My very first fish, a massive 6 inch Rainbow Trout. It was awesome, we took a couple pictures, I dropped it accidentally, and it got back into the water. We didn’t care, we were going to release them anyway.
Every so often, we would re-cast our lines, and wait. One of my bites actually went toward a log out in the water which would have sucked, luckily I still got it. My cousin’s friend got quite a few bites and caught the most, I got a few bites and caught a couple, my cousin had trouble with his rod (the line got all tangled up), but still caught a couple, my uncle also caught a couple. Overall, it was great and I would definitely go fishing again. After a couple hours the weather decided to act up again, so we decided to call it a day.
There were a few issues, but they didn’t take away from the fun. The first was the lake had a ton of fishing line in the water and it would get tangled up in our lines, but it’s part of the experience, I guess, lol. The smell and blood also caused problems, it got everywhere, but again, part of the experience. I guess that’s it, for the problems, haha.
After fishing, we went out to lunch. We went to a Mongolian place where you choose all the stuff you want in your dish and they cook it in front of you. After that, we got back to my Granny’s house and my other cousins were there, and one of them and her boyfriend took me to a car show thing called the Red Door Meet, which was awesome.