Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Playing "hookey"

I have to admit that at my age, I had never been fishing in my life. I have been on deep sea fishing boats, never held a rod though.

Yes, I went fishing when my dad took the boys last year, but we didn't know what we were doing and never caught anything but a Christmas tree. So, that wasn't much of a fishing adventure.

One Saturday, Chuck decided that he wanted to take the boys fishing. I stayed back to get some projects done. But I did get updates throughout the morning. 7 fish, 11 fish, 13 fish. All catch and release. Well done! Too bad I wasn't there to see the boys catch their first fish.

That night we went to Wal-Mart and picked up rods for all of us, hooks, weights and worms. And decided to take off the next morning to go fishing.

Now we were up really early. Chuck didn't sleep well and I was up because my legs bother me very early in the morning. So, we head out to Wal-Mart for a few more things, pick up breakfast, head home, wake the boys, eat and off we go! To the same spot they were on Saturday.

The morning was perfect

It wasn't too hot that early in the morning either. The river was empty, the parking lot was full though of SUVs and trucks with boat trailers. So, some where out there, there were a bunch of boats with a bunch of people.

Eric sitting at the dock of the bay

PJ patiently waiting, hogging one of the two chairs.

Chuck with the first of many catches of the day. PJ caught this one

Along with a small mouth bass, a small large mouth bass, a striped bass
and a crappy. The rest of us caught blue gill.

Five hours and 28 fish later we gave up. The boats were coming in from a competition, people were coming in for lunch, and they scared all the fish away. So, after all that, we left for the day.

This is how the poor fish, off the dock. Y'all can have your boats, we had fun with what we had. And we caught more than most everyone that was out on the water all day.

It was so worth playing hookey !


Johanna said...

What wonderful pictures and GREAT memories It's nice that Chuck now has the time to spend with the boys instead of our working all of the time. The boys will really appreciate these memories as they grow older. And that's A LOT of fish! Good grief!

Elaine said...

Looks like you had a WONDERFUL day! And so many fish! What great memories.