Thursday, May 17, 2012

We're a Fishing Family!

Calvin's Catch 

Calvin caught his first two fish! He pulled these two panfish out of Moore lake on May 12. We were just bobber fishing with corn as bait. He was pretty excited. Mostly about watching them swim around in the bucket while we tried to catch some more.

Family Fishing Outing

A few weeks ago we went to Coon Rapids Dam to go fishing. We caught one foot long catfish, so nothing too exciting. The big news was that this was Sophie's first fishing outing.

Here's Sophie learning how to turn the reel. Calvin was (as always) happy to share with his sister.


Here's Sophie trying to get the pole over the fence. It's a good thing she didn't get any bites. That pole would've been gone. 

Sophie had a great time holding the fishing pole, people watching and fish watching (once the fish was in the bucket).

The day after the fishing trip she saw the bucket in the back yard where I had left it to dry, and started asking Ryan, Calvin and finally Caroline and I where the fish went. "Fish? Fish? Bucket. Fish?".
You can tell she's going to be a good fishing buddy. She's got those crazy fishing eyes.


AnnaMarie said...

Aww, their favorite part was watching the fish...and then you killed it.

Michael said...

To be fair, they love eating fish, and they know that that's part of the deal.

They'd love helping with the scaling and filleting, except we don't let them use knives yet.