Joe took his pole, baited, cast, and watched his bobber float with the gentle current.
He eyed a school of minnows that were swimming in the shoals and looked again at his bobber.
Joe awakened with a start to see his bobber gone down and his line moving slowly out into the stream.
In goes the minnow—and under goes the bobber—and out comes the first—first—first perch!
This is a cod ground in winter and spring, the fish being taken on the "bobber trawl."