It's opening day for the new fishing season and Howard, who has never gone fishing before, wrangles an invitation to go along. Sure enough, the rookie fisherman catches Old Sam, the biggest and most elusive fish in the lake. It also turns out that he happens to be a rare species for the area and Howard is flattered when the Fish and Game Department want to put Old Sam in the Raleigh Aquarium. It soon becomes apparent however that with Old Sam no longer available to catch, the regular fisherman - Floyd, Goober and Opie among them - have lost interest in the sport. It's up to Howard to do something about it.
Did You Know?
During the fishing scene, the shots of Andy and Opie show the lake's surface being riffled by the wind. In the shots of Floyd and Goober, the lake is flat calm. See more