Two guys I know called me yesterday for some help. See one of them got to talking and ended up betting his wife that he would catch a bass yesterday or she could buy a $80.00 purse. Well the two of them had hit the Mad River (in three places) a few local ponds to no avail. Needless to say his wife was already planning her trip to the store. Then they called me around 4:00 and I took them to the LMR. Trouble was at this point the other guy had got to bragging about his fishing ability and his wife jumped on the purse bet. Fishing time came and we fished for a good hour without them catching a single small mouth. You would have thought that they were going for the BASS championship as nervous as they were. I just goofing off and catching bass. Then it happened one of them caught a 10" smallmouth. This grown guy was dancing around in the river with his fish. He caught a few more but his friend still was short one. Finaly with just a little time left fisherman two hooked into a nice 17" small mouth. He faught that fish with more concern than I would have with a 9lbr largemouth. But he did land it and the fish verses purse battle was done. Some times we just do not know what we are getting into when the phone rings. I still had a lot of fun watching them catch their fish.