Dean packed a cooler before we left home with some bottled water and a couple beers for me. He is not a beer drinker, but he knows I enjoy it on occasion. Plus he was driving the boat and being responsible. I thought the beers he chose were particularly appropriate for the occasion. He brought Michigan Brewing Compay's High Seas Pale Ale. I love the sailing ship on the label.
One thing I noticed is that my husband has an interesting assortment of fishing tackle. I think he may even have more tackle than I have of quilting tools. These are some of his favorite lures (spoons?) he keeps in easy reach. They are quite spectackular looking when the sun catches them.We spent a good couple hours trolling the big lake without even a bite. Most of the fishing boats were huddled near the channel head, but we headed out into deeper waters. It was just before sunset when the fish finally started hitting. We ended up with two fish from four hits. I lost a big one that was a good fighter. And we lost another when Dean decided to hand a pole over to me to let me real it in. Dean hauled in the biggest fish for the night- somewhere around 14lbs.
When we got back to the marina, he cleaned and filleted the fish. I am impressed with how quickly he did it. He looked like a real pro. It was a good time.