Here's the old root-beer/redhead BINGO that hooked me on saltwater fishing!
Back about 1965 my Dad took me and brother Steve to the famous Texas City Dike. First time there, so we drove about 3/4 of its length and started fishing blindly but with youthful hope.
The left side was calmer, so I started casting my new Bingo as far as possible toward the seagulls sitting out on the water. Third cast, BAM! It felt big and was somehow doing that "shake..." My Dad said "we don't have all day" because I was babying the fish, paranoid to lose my first speckled trout!
My brother slid down some rocks and netted my 21" beauty. I think we all remember our first, right? The realization I could catch gamefish on lures propelled me into a lifetime obsession with fishing.
The kayaking part kicked in about 1990.
I bet I could fish that Bingo this weekend and catch more fish. But it remains precious to me along with the fishing to come.
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