My wife and I spent last week keeping the Grandchildren and really found out what it was like to have small kids again. Not that I am complaining, my wife and I love our Grandchildren, but numbers of years have passed since our own two children were little. My wife pretty much looked after the baby sister as Bryson calls her while I spend time with him outside. I am sure some of you remember and even experience on a daily basis what a 3-year-old little boy can do in just a day’s time. Since he and his sister were with us for four days I thought it would be a good time to work on Bryson’s casting skills using the spin-cast setup I bought him a few weeks back. This little guy really impressed me with his casting of the little
5 ft. ultralight rig. We would work on it every day for about
5 minutes and then go on and do something else. I didn’t want him getting tired
or bored with the learning process so a few minutes worked well for him. He
loves the outdoors so I had a few activities planned to start with helping me
shampoo the carpet in my boat.
Got to get the nozzle set just right for a light spray on the carpet
Finally got it correct after getting wet himself
Getting all that dried blood, dirt, and grime out of that carpet is a chore, but we both finally managed to complete the job, I must say it looked as good as the day I bought it. This is the 2003 Anniversary Edition of the Bass Tracker, which was the year they started welding the body, no more rivets. I bought this boat used off Craigslist four years ago and have really enjoyed using it on Smith Lake. As most of you know I use my 8 ft. Raider boat on Walker Lake for the big bull bluegills.
I worked in a short half-hour trip to Walker Lake today before the Grandchildren came and landed a couple bass using poppers. I didn't have a lot of time so no boat just standing from the bank. I only fish this lake in the early spring, but today my excuse for revisiting the place was fly line. I was trying out a new line which is another story later on.