By Michael Lewis

As most people know fishing is a way to relax and enjoy nature. And that’s just what it should be. Sometimes it’s about the time spent with friends and family.

When I was a small boy about 4 or 5 years old my grandfather took me fishing for the first time. That’s all it took – I was hooked. I went fishing almost every day. We fished in lakes creeks and rivers. I thought it was the best thing in the world. We caught bass, blue gill and crappie.

Alan Lewis with a nice bass

I remember one summer in Georgia my brother and I found a little creek up the road from where we lived we didn’t think there would be any fish in it but we decided to try. Back then you dug your own worms or caught grasshoppers and crickets. If you were lucky and good at it you may be able to grab cray fish to use for bait. All worked great. We must have caught 100 crappie out of that little creek.

When we were living in California in the desert my father told us we were going to go fishing that Saturday. We caught scorpions with a stick and put them in a coffee can. When my Dad saw what we had done he grabbed some lighter fluid and burned them up. We didn’t know the difference between cray fish and scorpions – close call!

As I fish now as a profession, a lot of the time I’m working but I still try to enjoy all the beauty the Lord has given us. The sun rise and the sun set on the lake are both the prettiest pictures I’ve ever seen.

So this year get out on the lake and enjoy all the beauty it offers. Take a child fishing to watch the smile on his or her face.

Let’s go fishin’!  Call 828-223-0269 or find me at www.lewisnoclark.com.