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I arrived at about 8:00 and was happy to see that there were several other fishermen there. I brought 2 poles with me and set up one for power bait on the bottom and the other for worms and a bobber on top. I tossed out the power bait rod and propped it up against some rocks and then started baiting the worm rod. Before I even got the worm on the hook, I looked over to the other rod and the tip was dancing all over the place - a fish had bit almost instantly! That bait had JUST hit the water and BAM! a fish was on. I couldn't believe it. It is very rare for this to happen. Within 2 minutes of arriving at this pond I had already landed my first rainbow trout. Score!
I continued fishing using all of the same tactics that I had been using on the previous visits. Only this time everything was working. I got several bites shortly after that first fish. I missed about 4 fish and then caught another one, and another one. It wasn't non-stop action but it was as good as I could have hoped. In about 2 hours I managed to land 6 very respectable rainbow trout. Amazing. Finally I got some payoff for my trout fishing efforts. This will provide substantial meals for the next few days. I was very happy about this achievement after a long first week struggling to try to catch some fish.
|My stringer is full|
|Food for the upcoming week|
"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm."