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Yesterday I was invited to a potluck picnic put on by an U.S. Fish and Game employee. He lives near Erie and has a couple of ponds on his property. He made sure there was plenty to do for the kids, like provide fishing poles for them. Unfortunately the fish didn't cooperate. I didn't see any kids catch a fish. I caught 7 or 8 largemouth bass with a plastic worm and my friend George caught one on a fly. Just about everyone else got skunked. Everyone wanted to know how I could catch fish when noone else could. I guess it's because I grew up fishing for bass on my dad's farm ponds in Illinois. Every fish I caught was within 10' on the bank. The water was so clear that I could actually see some of the fish pick up my worm. If you have ever fished plastic worms you know what an advantage that is. Sometimes the hit is so light that you don't even feel it. The line just slackens a bit or something. Anyway I had a great time for a few hours going back to my youth days of fishing.
 
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