So it was on that incoming flow of water that I started seeing and catching fish. Within about an hour or so I had caught at least 75 of them. It was great, non-stop action, and to think I had not even put my fishing pole together or cast even a hand line before I had tens of them. You see I was using a minnow trap, and the fish I was catching were Killie fish. They just could not resist the bread and cat food I had in the trap. I did try my hand at some regular fishing in the lake, trying to catch a bass, but no luck there.
As for the Killies, I took them out of the trap and into a bucket with and aerator attached, that way they would stay alive until I got home. The Musk turtle is going to be living large on fresh Killie fish for awhile, if he can catch them. If not, then I'll have some pet Killies for a while. I put about a third of them into his tank, and I froze the rest of them for later use as turtle food or fishing bait. Of course I asked my wife, who I know loves sardines, if she would like to try some of these in lieu of sardines, but she only gave me one of those wife to husband looks indicating that the husband is quite off his rocker.
As for me, well this bait fish trip was one of the better things to happen to me this weekend, especially in light of the fact that a few others had gone wrong such as us needing to buy a new washing machine (just under $1,000 for the machine, 5 year extended warranty, delivery fee, and taxes), my not being able to make it to the range to shoot, my not catchjing the striped bass I had hoped for on Saturday, my oil hot water heater going out and so on. Life goes on despite the bad things, and when there are some fun things in the mix, it isn't so bad after all.
All the best,