Athletic Socks Apparently Like Chrome Lures

by Thomas Beutel

I fished high tide again today at Ocean Beach. It was just as windy as yesterday but I dressed for it and was comfortable for the 2-1/2 hours I was there. There were fewer anglers today than there were yesterday and I didn’t see anyone catch anything.

The only bite I got was on a chrome lure. A healthy size large athletic sock slammed the lure, and it weighed well over a pound. This was a first for me. Needless to say I was surprised if not exactly elated. I let it go and for a split second I considered fishing for the other sock but I was satisfied with just the one.

One thing I like about fishing is that every time I’m out, I expect the unexpected and I learn something new.