Early Spring Sunrise Snow on the Silo

Sunday, June 26, 2011

One Fish, Two Fish!

Grandpa has made it back up North for the summer and a few weeks ago we managed to get over for our first visit of the season. I have spent the winter listening to Boogie ask to go fishing with Grandpa on an almost daily basis, and finally he can! Boogie is old enough this year to have a grasp of what fishing really entails.

While it was too windy to take the boat out on the lake, there were plenty of pan fish within easy casting distance from the shore.
Grandpa cast out a bobber with a piece of artificial worm on the hook ( this things are really weird, they are not the plastic kind and look incredibly lifelike, ick!) and the impatient Boogie-monster wanted to reel in every cast.

Well his technique worked and his first ever fish was a really nice bluegill.

He had a bit of a problem with releasing the fish, but I explained that the fish needed to go back in the water to live and he finally agreed. He went on to catch two more small fish before the ADHD kicked in and he ran off to explore. We are planning to head over again this week and Boogie is hoping we can go out on the boat this time.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

More Robin News

The last few days it looked like there was no room left in the nest for all four fledgelings. It got to be a pretty tight squeeze and then * POOF* they were all gone.