Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It's a peaceful day in the country, and fish are jumping in a private lagoon guarded by surly bulldog Spike. Despite this canine obstacle and a full complement of "Keep Out" signs, angler Tom is determined to go fishing. Using Jerry as "live bait", Tom casts his line into the water, attracting the attention of a fearsome-looking fish with alligator teeth. Thinking he's made the catch of the lifetime, Tom gets the raw end of the deal (literally). The end of an imperfect day comes when Jerry and Spike join forces to make Tom's miserable life even more so. This cartoon is punctuated by Tom's heartfelt screams of pain--quite a noisy display for a pantomime character. Scott Bradley's musical score includes a lively rendition of "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).