Hooked on St. Clair smallies

Mark Copley shows the battle scar he received while filming with KVD.Courtesy of Kevin VanDamMark Copley shows the battle scar he received while filming with KVD.
I was concerned because he bled pretty badly and I thought he needed stitches, so we stopped fishing and rushed to a nearby emergency room. Fortunately, he didn’t require stitches, but it was too late at that point to resume filming so we called it a day.

I felt bad about hooking him. I’m usually very careful with my back-cast and try to stay aware of where other people are in the boat. But the combination of me turning the boat and him moving forward caught me off guard.

It just goes to show you that you can’t be too careful when slinging lures around other people.

Incident aside, that trip has me dying to go back to St. Clair. Bow season has opened in Michigan and I love to deer hunt, but the fishing on that lake is so good and going to get even better over the next couple of weeks.

I have a hunch bow season is going to have to wait.

Remember: It’s all about the attitude!

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