I’ve never caught a fish.
I’ve been fishing numerous times though… I remember one occasion, fishing in a pond with my brother. We had identical poles that we’d made out of sticks. Jeremy was flinging fish out of the water left and right. I barely got a nibble. Frustrated, I switched poles with him, whereupon he continued reeling them in with my pole!
Wren decided to change all that by taking my on a salmon fishing trip up in the Sacramento River near Redding. He promised me more fish than I’d know what to do with! Needless to say, we didn’t catch shit.
Every other boat in our party caught at least one huge salmon. (For example…) All we managed to do was lose about a dozen expensive lures, tangle out lines in the propeller, and look like fools. Refusing to go home empty-handed, Wren and his sister grabbed one of the baitfish.