July 5, 2010
Location: Laurelbrooke in Brentwood
Conditions: Some cloud cover, feels good though. Sun is going down
Rigs: Float Rig for catfish with some funky new berkley liver things & ultralight spinning set up for bass
7:41- Arrive at the furthermost pond of Laurelbrooke.
(a lot of history here with our fishing crew… in this small pond lurks a monstrous bass that Ross got to the bank then slipped away as quickly as it arrived. We return in hopes of landing it once more….)
7:48- First bite on the catfish pole, evaded capture. The catfish drought of 2010 continues…
7:57- Catch decent largemouth bass on pink fluke
8:04-8:08- Questioned by Laurelbrooke security whether or not we know anybody that actually lives in the neighborhood. They had received complaints that obviously came from the woman who stared us down and asked if we lived there several minutes before.
8:27- Gregory arrives and the fear of being kicked out of Laurelbrooke is now a thing of the past.
8:52- Ross catches a bass on a pink fluke. (note: his bass was much smaller than mine)
9:15- The crew concludes that this spot is done for the night and we decide to continue fishing at our spot on Highway 100.
9:17- My truck won’t start
9:31- Meet Gregory’s family while getting the jumper cables from his house.
9:36-9:50- Try jumping my car first with Gregory’s SUV then with Ross’s truck. Nothing is working. I am getting nervous.
9:52- Due to the fact I am parked on a hill I will attempt the infamous bump start.
I got a good push from my fishing comrades and popped the clutch and the engine roared to life and with a wave of thanks and a sigh of relief I am on the road again. On the road to spend 90 dollars on a new battery.
From here on out I will parkexclusively on hills.