Got Water? Yes
Yesterday Dad and I took the boat out for the first time in Alabama. Dad named the boat Got Water? back when we had it in Arizona. Now that we live in Alabama we most definitely have water. In particular, the main river around here (Tennessee) actually has water unlike the "rivers" of Tucson being dry 99% of the time.
It took us all morning to get the boat ready to take out, as we had to install the fish finder I bought for it. We decided to take it out on Lake Guntersville for our first outing.
Got Fishing Gear? Not so much
When Dad went to get the fishing gear from the storage unit he could not find one of his tackle boxes. A quick look in the house and shed also did not locate it and we do not remember seeing it since the move, so it is likely still in one of the boxes that have not been unpacked. That tackle box had his reels, so his poles were useless, but we still had my pole and one of the extras we had gotten when my pole was missing (something was actually found in the move! Mine had been lost in the garage for years until we found it preparing for the move).
With two poles and one of Dad's tackle boxes we headed on the lake. Once out on the lake we discovered we only had the ability to set up one of the poles (not mine, sadly) because we did not have anything to cut the line with. If only, we had noticed that before we were out on the lake, as we could have taken the scissors from the truck. Luckily, the one pole only had a swivel on it and Dad had one spinner. It was not the recommended color for the lake, but at least we could attempt something.
We did not catch anything, but we enjoyed getting the boat out and the fish finder definitely works great with the main reason we wanted it was to know depth. Dad even let me drive the boat on and off the trailer. I totally stunk at getting it up to the dock for Dad to get on after we launched it, but I did get it onto the trailer on the first try.
This trip was certainly a good practice run for Thanksgiving. Now we know we have to find that tackle box or what we need to get before we go. Perhaps, it is also time to upgrade from my kiddie tackle box, which was in the one tackle box of Dad's we found.