My Fishing Blog
Hello, my name is Mike and I love to fish. That sounds like an intro at a AA meeting but it is true I do love fishing. I started fishing when I was about nine with a friend that I spent summers with. My first fish was caught using a barrowed rod and reel. It was about 18 inches and I proudly carried it through the camp ground. When I got to the cleaning tables I asked a guy “what kind of fish is this?” He said “that’s a carp and it isn’t worth cleaning”. Well that fish put up a real fight and I was still proud, and I was hooked for life.
Over the years I have had many careers. Starting with counter sales in a camera shop, Copy Machine Repairman, Auto Mechanic, Lab Technician, Electronic Technician, and ending as an Senior R/D Engineer. I retired about 10 years ago. My wife and I retired to Northern California to a little valley tucked into the Sierra Nevada Range. Now I am 63 my two kid are grown and out of the house.
During my whole working life I had little time to go fishing. But I would fish on vacations and sometimes a long weekend. My fishing knowledge progressed little. After I retired I had plenty of time to study fishing and many other interests I had neglected. I started this blog to pass on information that I have learned and how to enjoy fishing with a minimum of equipment and expense.
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