Rudy Senarighi's love of fishing can be traced back to two incidents.
His first fishing trip, when, intimidated by the size of Big Lake, he was afraid to go out in the boat. His father and their fishing companion lifted the boat and placed it on the dock, where the threesome happily fished the day away.
The second came when, as a boy, the excitement of chasing a local black bear (to catch him and put him in the circus) wore off and his friend said, "Let's go trout fishing instead."
And Rudy, as he says, was hooked.