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Wormball

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Wormball

Forget those expensive fishing trips all over creation.

Here's what ya do: Get yourself an old wooden rowboat. It doesn't have to be wood but wood lends a certain nostalgic feel to the whole event. Next, find a good sturdy cane pole. It should be AT LEAST 1 1/2 diameter (2 inch is much better) down at the butt end and roughly 12 feet long. Now wrap that butt end with a good commercial friction tape ... go up the pole about 2-3 feet, depending upon your reach, and wrap some more friction tape. Tie some heavy-weight line to the end of the pole. The line length will depend upon the depth of that poor excuse for a lake you'll be fishin'. Bait. Ya gotta have good bait. I've found bread balls dipped in bacon grease seem to work well. And don't forget that big ol' bobber and enough weight to get that bread ball to the bottom. OK, you're ready to hit the water. Row out a ways and drop the anchor. Put a bacon grease soaked bread ball on the hook and cast the mess out there. Now wait. Pop open a beer or soda ... open up that book on how to prepare a good spongy carp for the grill ... and wait. Sooner (one can only hope) or later a big ol' pile of scales and fin will suck up that bread ball. Now the real fun begins! Ever try to land a 20+ pound carp with a cane pole? There's no better fight! Just hang on and don't snap your pole. The carp will tire after going around in 30 or 40 circles and you can eventually haul it up (providing one or more of the circles didn't involve your anchor rope). Net that puppy ... toss it in the wash tub (the technical name for a carp live well) and ball your hook for another fightin’ sucker.

Clean the carp and cut it into steaks about 2 1/2 inches thick, wrap 'em in foil and freeze 'em. Take the steaks to work and hand 'em out to all those lazy yahoos wantin' you to bring 'em some fresh fish filets. Heck, even tell 'em its salmon you caught during a great trip on the Columbia River in WA. Their reaction after chowin’ it down, (trust me on this one) will be priceless. (By the way, they won’t be askin’ you for more fish.)

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bapperpimp

funny. that lightened up my day

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B@ssDoctor

Welcome Wormball.

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    • ANYFISH2
      Thanks, a day well spent with a good person for sure. Thanks again for the work you put in at the end of the trip!  Your fishing needs to get in better shape I think!😓
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