Re: Al Bentsen: Your Googan Days?
From about the age of seven I lived for fishing. I went bullhead (pout) fishing with my father at night where we used throw lines, tightened them up and attached them to a stake that had a small bell on it. A nibble and we would hear a bell ring. I learned by myself that pickerel sat in shallows along the shore and that they were suckers for a devel spoon. September yellow perch where in the shallows to spawn. Snaring suckers is the funnest thing with clothes. Trout were always under the bridges in the shade and overhead cover. No doubt the best salt water fishermen are those who learned fresh water first.