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Sunday, August 17, 2008


I have been taking the kids fishing often in the past two weeks at City Park, which had been the preferred location when I take both RyanC and AidanC out.

Today I asked them "Who wants to go fishing with daddy today?"

... silence

RyanC then said: "but we never catch any fish."


It was a yet another blow to my confidence since I had gone walleye night fishing and had gotten skunked while a friend pulled in 6-8 walleyes. There was a near-catch but that's how most my fishing stories end up.

So today I decided to take the kids to the newly discovered secret spot where we are guaranteed to catch some bluegills. I had to bribe them with food to get them to go.

RyanC was reluctant to take the fishing rod initially so AidanC got the first shot. AidanC reeled in his first bluegill with and RyanC helped to pick it up~ We used plastic trout worm as lure.

RyanC liked it so much that he wanted more pictures taken:

I also caught my first bass using Zebco top-water lure that came with the kit. In fact, I caught two! Neither of them were able to throw the hook this time! It was a blast to see and hear the loud thrash as the lure disappears from view. They certainly fought harder than the bluegills.

RyanC and AidanC liked touching the bass.

We also saw a frog near the shore. It dives under the water and hide in the rocks when we get closer.

We caught 4 bluegills and 2 bass at the end of the day. That's good when considering we were using fake lures instead of night crawlers.



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