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I asked a new neighbor about his bumper sticker about saving Lake Travis. He asked why I was interested.

I said I sometimes fished there. He immediately took interest and wanted to know more about that, asking, “Bass fishing?” -- like that was the only fishing available. He didn’t seem to know people fished for anything else That was sad. But understandable.

With all the bass fishing TV shows and ads touting bass fishing, bass boats, bass tackle and bass tournaments, that was his only reference. It’s far from reality. And maybe a little “bassackwards”.

Perch (properly called “sunfish”) are probably the first fish most people ever catch and great sport for kids. Guess I’m one who never completely grew up.

A friend asked me recently to join him for some “perch fishing. I replied, “Sure!” Perch fishing is easy and fun. And a throwback to earlier times in life.



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