Got Isabel out last night for some fishing. It was our first trip out this year. She's been asking for the last week or so to go and we finally got a decent weather day to do it. Well we went back to my old stomping grounds of my youth, as is our usual spot. We started on the big pond and fished our way about half way around. The little fish are either there, or they're not. No sense waiting all day for a bite from a sunfish while trying to keep a 4 year old's attention. Well here's the corner spot which is usually pretty good. Not today though.
View from the corner with truck in the background
as we fished our way around I finally remembered to bring my axe. A
few years ago we had a really bad storm and some trees were blown over
that lined this pond. Well the roots stayed attached enough that the
trees are still alive. But they are big and a huge pain the butt to
walk around and through, especially for the little ones. So it has to
go courtesy of the Council Tool FSS Boy's axe
first branch down
and a couple more, that's better
this axe made really nice cuts. I don't usually chop live trees, I forget that the wood chips don't fly out like on dead trees.
here's the next set. These are way bigger in diameter. I'll bring the full size double next time for this tree
we switched ponds. I usually try out the smaller pond cause it's
usually better for sunfish. It had about a 10ft ring of moss around the
entire shoreline. But the fish were there.
We really got on a role
stopped counting after 10. Bel had to pet each one. She also waved
and yelled "Goodbye Fishy" with each release. kids are funny
One of the fish had a really nice purple tone to it. Much more than the others
I swear every fish we caught were within a 1/4 ounce of each other. Usually there's some size variance but not today
the sun fell too soon as it always does in times like this. We made
our way back to the truck, here's another view of the pond we were
ducks started coming in as evening approached. It made for a nice parting view for the day
this is hands down the best way to spend time. I'm glad the fish
cooperated. That always keeps the fun going, and keeps the kids wanting
to come back for more.
Every time I take bel out fishing I
think of that Trace Adkins song "Just fishin". It came out right when
bel was about 2 and I started taking her
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