I'm the spoiled one in the family, so as soon as we parked, I handed off the work to Mr. Wonderful and sunk my line as fast as I could... Tug... Tug... Could this be a fish? Reeled in... *GASP!* My worm was gone! Mr. Wonderful, "You didn't set the barb?". Oh, NOW the wise one speaks. I'm mumbling under my breath cursing the damn fish that stole my worm. I worked hard for that worm! Threw the line in again... Tug... Tug... I whip the pole back to "set the barb"... Reel it in. Nothing... My worm is still intact though. Me, "I had one, I swear, I did! That little sucker is messing with me!". "You have to let them nibble a bit first.", the wise one speaks again. Um... Hello? Where were you last week? Thanks. - Mind you, only minutes have passed here and Mr. Wonderful has just finished unloading the kids and he's now baiting his hook. I throw the line in again, I'm mumbling much louder now, damn fish isn't going to make an fool out of me! Tug... Tug... Wait... Tug... Tug... Snapped the pole back, and reeled that sucker in. My first fish! I'll never forget the face on Wonderful... It was that "son of a --, she caught one and I'm still standing here worming my stupid hook" face. I like to revision that face still, it warms my heart <3. We caught 8 that day. I still can't tell you exactly what kind they were but they were yummy. *For the record, I caught the most that day.* Day 2, still high off our thrill ride, we learned you can buy worms. Did I mention we are geniuses here? This time, Wonderful is on a mission to show me up. He leaves me with the work and dips his line to pull up a 20" largemouth bass before I can worm my hook. Son of a --!!! Yup, he wins.
All in all, we've been having a great time with it. Caught fish 3 days in a row and we're hooked. I even wormed my own hook, yuk!!