28 September 2011

The Fall Run

”Artie, Andy and Danny saved their vacation for the fall run but Russ was a sheet metal worker without a paid vacation and I was self-employed so we had to earn our “pay” by catching enough stripers to pay our bills and not pilfer any money from the family budget envelopes.

"Some falls were gang busters. We were into bass from the first to last day and the price they were paying for stripers held up, then there were seasons when we scratched for every fish and rather than celebrating our success at the Fo’cs’le with burgers, fries and cold Narrys we ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches right out of the jar and quenched our thirst with tap water.”

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