"Man With 40 Oz. Beer"

March 11, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“’You gotta use a worm.’
‘Oh yeah?’
‘Hell, I caught a 24-incher (using his hands to show how big) down there last week with a crawler. You ought to try a worm.’
‘I just might.’
Then the man erupted into a strange, maniacal laughter. I kept walking.”
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