The last three summers, I have gone fishing once each summer with Jay and Betty Honse, friends from Fincastle, Virginia. Two of those times were for crappie, the other time was for bluegills. Each time, the trip was part of a magazine article.
The most recent time was this past Tuesday evening at Smith Mountain Lake. On that occasion, as was true on the other two outings, Betty clearly out fished both Jay and me.
It isn't so much that she caught more crappie or bluegills than Jay and I did, it is that she also caught the biggest fish on all three of the trips.
The trend has become so clear that on the Smith Mountain excursion, I found myself, camera in hand, watching what Betty was doing fishing wise, so that I could be prepared when, not if, she caught a nice crappie.
One of the most admirable things about Jay is that he truly enjoys watching his spouse catch big fish. Not many males would be so understanding.
Jay and Betty have invited me to go striper fishing with them sometime. If I have that opportunity, I will be sure to keep my camera ready and trained on Betty. I am betting she won't disappoint. Here's a picture of me admiring a fine Smith Mountain crappie that Betty caught.