Myth Busting With The Weekly Day

Posted: September 9, 2016 in Articles

Over the past few days, Dink and I have been camping with my father (which is why there have been no posts). We returned to the park near Garret County in Western Maryland that we went to last year. This year, our trip was largely the same, except now Dink and I both have short hair (thank goodness), the trip only lasted two days, and the water level of the reservoir was lowered by at least ten feet. In addition, the weather was much nicer than last year!

We arrived at the campsite at around 3:00 p.m. and, after setting up the tent, we went right over to the reservoir and started fishing. When we saw that the water level had been lowered, we were a little worried that we wouldn’t be able to fish, but there was still a lot of water, so we found a nice spot and settled down. Along the shore, we noticed that people had apparently disposed of some things in the lake. Someone had tied two cinder blocks to said things and thrown them in the reservoir. Thankfully, the things weren’t bodies! No, they were Christmas trees.

Unfortunately, after fishing for a while without any success, Dink and I got sidetracked and started skipping rocks and our father, far away from us, only caught one five inch bass. We went back to our tent rather disappointed, ate, got a fire going, sat around for a bit, and headed off to bed. By ten the next morning, the tent was being packed away and we were having breakfast. By eleven, we were fishing in a new and exciting spot on the reservoir shore.

We didn’t have a very successful afternoon, so we took a little break and went back down at around 5:20, and that’s when the seemingly impossible happened. We started catching a lot of fish! Well, a lot by our standards. We caught seven fish after our break and over the course of the whole trip, we caught ten fish. The most exciting part is that we caught a bluegill big enough to eat! I was beginning to think that perhaps it was simply impossible for us to catch anything bigger than a five inch fish, but the bluegill was probably around nine inches. We’ll be enjoying a nice fish fry sometime soon!

We didn’t have time to do much more than fish, but it was still a really fun trip. Dink and I saw some interesting things along the shore, and I filmed Dink throwing a sizable rock into the reservoir. Our record for number of rock-skips was twelve, which is certainly more than we got when we tried to skip seashells at the beach. Overall, we still like this camping spot better than any other we’ve been to so far and hopefully, we’ll get to return next year!

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