This past weekend I visited my brother and family in Georgia – which is also the location I am most likely to go to if there is a need to “bug out”. My family had a great time visiting as well as fishing and shooting. I also had the opportunity to try out a Ronco Pocket Fisherman as well as sight in the Vortex Strikefire which sits atop my Stag AR.
The Pocket Fisherman was something I remember from my childhood – around about 3rd grade. I bought this one several weeks ago and decided to try it out on some catfish. My youngest son fell in love with it as it was different – and different is fun. Casting certainly is easy – although shorter distance than with a traditional pole. A catfish was hooked quickly using nightcrawlers and once the drag was set – the fish was brought right in.
My oldest son caught a 21 inch 4 pound catfish – biggest of the day using a Zebco 33 – a classic reel. He was thrilled as this is the biggest fish he ever caught. We kept this one and shortly before we finished fishing cleaned it up.
Lunch was great as the fresh catch of the day was grilled and eaten. Unfortunety – had to head home shortly thereafter.
Fishing was not the only fun we had. We also did a decent amount of shooting as well.
One of the things I enjoy doing every trip to this “bug-out” area is taking an early evening drive checking out the deer that can be seen in great numbers in the local fields.
Take care all –
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