A New Normal Story

by Terry Farmer

Rio Grande Chub

Rio Grande Chub

As part of our isolation routine my wife and I walk our dog down by the river. Social distancing observed, we can get out and get a little exercise. There is a drainage ditch along the way full of 2-4" fish. My curiosity got the best of me so I put together a long rod, some 7x tippet, a split shot, an Owner tanago hook and a tiny bit of worm. Had fun! I believe these are Rio Grande Chubs.

I hope all you readers are well and having some fun in spite of our current situation. Be safe and God Bless.

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