A fourteen year old ask his sixteen year old neighbor sheila Mant out on a date on his boat
The internal conflict is the fish and Sheila. He doesn't know which one he wants to chose.
when Sheila agrees to go with the narrator on his canoe to Dixford. He knows that this is his golden opportunity to impress her. Quite meticulously, he spends a day rubbing and polishing his canoe “until it gleamed as bright as aluminum ever gleamed.”
The narrator makes his decision cut the bass loose and row to the concert with sheila
The narrator takes sheila to the concert sheila told the buy she will ride home in Eric Caswell's corvette
Sheila leaves the carnival with another boy.The young boy begins to regret his decision of letting that huge bass go