This poem is found in page 4 of The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant by W.D. Wetherell. The poem was when the boy asked Sheila out to the concert and they were on the canoe. The boy’s hobby is fishing but Sheila dislikes fishing and thinks it is dumb. However, the boy does not want to look dumb to Sheila, but realizes that he hooked the biggest bass he had ever hooked before. The poem is the conflict, he can’t decide weather or not to catch the fish or choose Sheila. In the poem it says that Sheila thinks fishing is dumb and he hooked a big bass. The problem is that he doesn’t want her to know but truly wants to pick up the bass. The background of the poem shows a lake and canoe and it represents the setting they are in, in this scene.