When fishing season rolls around, Fibber is ready to take his tackle to the beaches, and catch a prize fish. Old Muley is the famous fish who has evaded the hook for years. Molly doesn’t understand the quality of fishing gear, and would rather just go to a movie. Alice Darling enters to tell about her father, and his fishing trips. Since Alice doesn’t have much first hand desire to fish, Fibber tells of a near miss in catching Old Muley in the past. Billy Mills plays, Holiday for Strings.
At city hall, Fibber goes to get his fishing license. Mr Wellington is on hand to tell about his nephew the dog catcher, and other relatives in city government. Does Fibber know anybody who can pull some strings to get him a fishing license any quicker? Harlowe Wilcox enters to spin the topic for the commercial.
A speech writer gets input from Fibber, while he waits in line. Fibber gets confused over words, then Beulah is spotted in city hall. She has come to pay on a tax bill. She’s also confused over what the decimal system is. The Kingsmen sing, Twenty Seven Times Around the Block.
Who can Fibber talk to pull some strings? Is the mayor in, or someone who can speak to him on Fibbers behalf? As Fibber struggles to get his license the easy way, he runs into Doc Gamble. An argument ensues as to which is the better fisherman. Finally, has Fibber found his political clout to get his license?