> On the spur of the moment, my dad and I took this trip down to Dale Hollow lake to fish
with his buddy, Howard. We left at like 4 am and got to Howard's place at 7. We were on the lake
by 7:30. It was a foggy dramatic morning, and after a good fried chicken lunch, the sun came out
and scorched us. Nevertheless, the day was a fun day of fishing and we caught a lot of great
smallmouth, and one catfish (which Howard kept). We fished with shad that one of Howard's buddies caught
Howard was a gracious guide, and amazingly able and active 70+ year old--giving hope to all. He also
goes down as one of the best story tellers I have ever met. He can keep you laughing all day long
without a thought about it. Til next time, here's some picts.