I was 9 years old, and had no idea what the moment would bring. It was as if time was standing still. There I stood holding my breath focusing on that small red and white bobber floating on the surface of the water. My little Thrifty bought Zebco setup in my hands, I patiently waited. There it was a subtle twitch of my line and the bobber disappeared, I’m hooked up to the first fish of my life. Something deep inside of me came alive that moment as I fought that monster fish (hand size blue gill) the rush, the peace, focus and sense of accomplishment. I was hooked for life, an angler was born that day.