Bulldog Man and I’ve been fishing the trout season; just about every weekend in OKC, at Dolese Pond. This trout season we caught absolutely nothing. While at the pond, we learned from the other fishermen, that this year’s stock of fish came from Nebraska, not Missouri as in the previous years.
We would always start to fish at 5AM. We would drop our lines with bait and wait for hours. The process of feeding the line with bait became a pattern.
Both Bulldog Man and I noticed; we never once felt the fish hit the hook, take the bait, or pull the line. Was it all……. about the bait?
We changed up bait several times. The pole never moved, and the line never tightened; but yet the trout would take the bait…..so I guess it was all about our bait!!!
The trout seemed to love the garlic marshmallow Power Bait in chartreuse, or pink with glitter, or the dough.
This year’s trout catch……………….ZERO!!!!!
Remember, it’s all about the bait…. not that hook, line, or treble…….
Bulldog Man and I were a bit disappointed, because we both rely on fish as a food source, and trout is our favorite fish. We discussed changing up our fishing plans, and decided on going out to a couple other water spots to make sure we catch trout this year.
The bright side, our time together is never wasted when we go on these fishing trips. We always find time to just enjoy this beautiful earth, water, wildlife, and each other…..and to top it off….we always get to relax and leave all of our stress during the week behind. Life is good!
When was the last time you slowed down, and enjoyed what’s right in front of you?