Published 12:02 am Friday, April 3, 2015

Christopher Hall fishes at Lake Armstrong on Thursday. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Christopher Hall fishes at Lake Armstrong on Thursday. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Andy resident frequents fishing holes

Christopher Hall looks out intently over Lake Armstrong waiting on his next bite.

The Andalusia resident spent the afternoon fishing at the man-made lake behind SaeHaeSung on Thursday, something he said he usually does on a frequent basis.

However, yesterday was a special occasion for Hall.

This was his first time fishing since last year.

“First day,” Hall said with a grin.

Every now and then, Hall said he’ll change things up and fish at other places. Another place he likes to fish is out in the country in Garland.

Hall said he tries to fish twice a week in the morning time before his night shift.

When asked what he likes to fish for in the lake, Hall said it depends on what’s in the lake.

“Bass, bream and just about anything that’ll bite,” he said.

Right now, water in the lake is going through what’s called a spring turnover, according to Take Me Fishing’s website.

The warmer water near the surface of the lake is replaced by the cooler water on the bottom. Fish will stay in the more shallow part of the water as the turnover continues its process.

In his bucket, Hall already had several small bream and bass he’d caught.

Fishing for Hall is more than a recreation. It’s a tradition.

“I was 9 to 10 years old when I started, and went with my grandma and mother all of the time,” he said.

On his first day back, Hall said he was using real worms as bait with an open face rod and reel.

Hall said he likes fishing the most because it’s “relaxing.”

“It helps me escape,” he said.