Saturday, March 29, 2008

Fishing Fun

Today was an exciting first - Evan's first fishing trip! We had been practicing casting during the week, and he was ready to go. One of the local ponds was stocked with catfish for a Jr. Angler Fishing Derby. The weather didn't totally cooperate - it was overcast and chilly and the fish just weren't biting. Evan was quite a trooper, though. He didn't like waiting to reel in the line, but he would (at times). He lasted all three hours, too. They gave out prizes for the biggest fish in the different age categories. Since he didn't catch any fish, he didn't win one of those. They also gave out "random drawing" prizes throughout the day, and he didn't win any of those either. Despite not catching a fish or getting a prize, Evan still declared it to be a good day. He wants to go fishing again, too.

"It's taking too long!"
"I don't have enough patience to wait."

He cast out a few times.
It was so cold he had to borrow Dad's sweater.

Joel was there, but he spent a good amount of time on the nearby playground with Grandma. (Grandma and Grandpa are in town this weekend, so that added to the excitement of the fishing trip.) He did hold one of the rods for a couple of minutes, but his attention span is still quite short, especially compared to Evan's.

Joel had trouble keeping the line still.

All in all, everyone had a good time, and now I will be looking for more free fishing events in the area.


jenn said...

Looks like y'all had a very fun day! I always loved fishing as a kid, too. Can't wait to see y'all in a few more days!!!! :~)

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