When I was 14, me and grandpappy went out fishing just me and him. Well rather, he fished, and I tagged along, not having the slightest idea what was going on. But, we really enjoyed ourselves and bonded....and I remember he was so determined to catch one fish he fell clean into the water! Oh he was furious....at losing the fish!
Well I dont know about best....but this certainly is my most memorable fishing experience, the barb of the fishing rod got stuck in my finger, and I couldn't for the life of me remove it, my father was bellowing at me all very traumatic being 9 years old at the time lol. Glad to say....apart from a smalls scar on my finger, no lasting damage was caused to either the fishing rod or the barb.
The first fish I can recall which pulled my line was a Perch. Not a monster, 8in in length at the most, but a fish that not only pulled but left me with the vivid memory of thrashing about and glaring at me quite indignantly for catching it. Sorry Mr. perch :(
I love to fish. I've been going fishing since I was a little kid. Since we live on the coast, I mainly do salt water fishing. The best is on a nice fishing boat, but I also enjoy fishing on the pier and the shoreline. I probably fish more in my spare time than most people do. It's almost an obsesssion.
my favourite trip was to the west coast of Scotland, and it was a party for me and my buddies as one friend of ours was getting married. We lots of beers and fished pretty much constantly for 3 days while camping and it was a real bonding exercise for all of us. Good times, and I have tons of photos to remind me of that special time.
My favorite was when I was about 12 years old and I was with my grandpa. Out in the boat just trolling along and I thought I had a snag. Oops guess not. It was a 5lbs walleye. Grandpa said he would never take me again, but he did. I am so glad he did.
I was in the Dominican Republic recenly on business and we had some free time one afternoon so a few buddies and I decided to charter a boat. We went about 10 miles out in choppy water, everyone was just relaxing and 2 hours in we hooked something big. At least it was big to us as this was the first deep sea experience any of us had ever had. The fish turned out to be a 7 1/2 ft. 200 lb. Blue Marlin. Woo Hoo!!!. There were 5 of us fishing and we each took turns at the rod and it took us about a1 1/2 to bring in the boat. The deckhand later explained to us that we were lucky to have caught it as it was not in season and he said that it was quite small. Oh well, it was still the greatest thing to happen to me while fishing.
I grew up on the Manistee River in Norther Michigan and went fishing just about every weekend of every summer growing up. I find it so peaceful and relaxing. The Manistee River is breathtaking beyond words. I have come to love it's beauty and suttle charm. I plan on living on it again when I retire so I can finish out my days doing the thing I love most fishing.