After I cut the grass and had lunch I decided (on the spur of the moment) to go fishing. I have an agreement with the wife that if I'm in the kayak I will call every 3hrs (give or take). Got in the water around 1:30 pm. First I went to the same spot where I would eventually catch the 5lb'r, but came up with zip. Paddled over to the west as far as I could in the southern "fork" in the river without sticking to the mud and caught a couple of perch. Then went up and around into the northern "fork" toward the bridge. Came up with a small smallmouth and a bluegill. Started to head back and decided to drift east with the current and wind toward the dam. Came up empty. Started to paddle back, with the intention of heading home. Got to where I would eventually catch the 5lb'r and got a phone call. Didn't realize it was almost 6:30 pm. Talked to (or more correctly listened to) my wife about the 3hr drill, when she said, "stay out if you want, I'm just checking on your life insurance status". So I bumped my 2-horseshoe anchor back into the water, and after the second cast Big Larry shows up, hooks on and jumps clear of the water and I almost crapped my shorts! The rest of the story is now in my freezer!
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