The first thing that i did after coming to Pittsburgh was to order a fishing rod.. It was an inexpensive Pflueger trion rod with a matching reel for freshwater fishing.. So i was always boasting to my friends here, that in India i used catch fishes this big showing my out stretched arms, but then i said that was from the sea.. They wanted me to bring home the fishes if i caught any here, and i said though we wont get fishes that big here, there are good eating - smaller fishes in the rivers here.. I got my fishing license a month and a half ago.. There is a little creek near my home, which is named Chartiers creek.. I went there once, heard there were small mouth bass there, and tried all my small spinners jigs and worms, but with no luck.. But i saw lots of small carps there.. So the next time, i thought i would try to catch one of these carps, and show it to my friends.. I had high hopes, made boilies that weekend, and took boiled corns and tried.. The water was clear, but the fish dint take the baits though i put them in front of its mouth, and kept dangling it near its face trying to tempt them, they were not interested.. That was one Sunday afternoon..
My friends who admired me first started teasing me.. last week took my manager with me, he wanted to learn fishing, so we went there and tried big earthworms, but again with no luck.. This happened last Saturday afternoon..
I did not know what was i doing wrong and tried to learn more about carp baits.. Took my manager with me yesterday again, though he was not so interested as his first trip, we woke up early the morning and reached the creek.. It had rained last week so the water was murky, and the flow was more.. I started telling that we may not catch anything as the water is dirty and cast the line, with a little sweet corn as bait.. The least that i expected was a bite, but suddenly heard my reel went screaming and i would never forget that run.. The fish fought well and when i brought it close to the banks it was a beautiful carp.. My manager was very excited and was jumpin around.. I said we'll release it back, but he wanted to take it home.. Next got a couple of more hits and hooked another fish.. He wanted to try landing the fish and i gave it to him, the fish when it came near the shore managed to throw away the hook...
I now believe that early morning is a good time to fish
.. So we came back home happy, and now my friends have started believing the stories i told them earlier..