This weekend Lee and I did something that we haven't done in years (together). We loaded up the truck and took the kids fishing.
When we arrived at the lake, Lee and I took a minute to remind the children to be respectful of the other fishermen; Steer clear of other fishermen, don't run, keep your voices low, and pick up all of your trash.
After we unleashed the rascals, I took a minute to absorb the atmosphere. There was a cool breeze blowing... stirring enough of a chill in the air that jackets were often necessary (for my son and I). The fishy lake water tickled my senses and made me nostalgic for years past. I smiled at the memories.
The sounds of "Mommy, mommy" dropped me out of my whimsical trance.
Lee and I spent the majority of our time re baiting hooks for the little ones. And just for the record, the Bluegill in this lake are now very well fed!
When Lee and I finally were able to drop our lines in the water, his remained still for almost an hour... My line on the other, well my bait was cleaned off shortly after I would cast it in the water. Several little hits but nothing of any consequence.
Later Uncle Joe arrived. He came with a smorgasbord of bait, chicken livers, tomato worms, night crawlers and...and some other unknown stinky substance.
Aubs caught a small Bluegill but due to the excitement of his first fish... I forgot to take a picture. Go figure. Anyways, Aubs took his little bluegill over to Uncle Joe who showed him that he could use his small Bluegill as bait as well. Uncle Joe sliced a piece of fish for his own line as well as for Aubs.
Thanks to Aubs little bluegill, Uncle Joe caught a 4.5 lb catfish. Shortly after that, Sissy began to keep us in fresh supply of Bluegill fish head bait.
I looked over at Lee to notice he had this quiet thoughtful expression across his face. "I haven't even got a bite yet", he mutters. I sympathetically smiled and returned my focus to my own line.
Then out of nowhere this giant catfish swims over to my line! He examines it and then swims the top of the water. I catch his intense stare just has he gives me a reassuring wink. Just then I was reminded of the disappointment in Lee's voice. My majestic water beast was just about to bite my line when I jumped up and shooed him over to Lee...
So here is
Due to the fact that EVERYONE caught something but me, there has been a change of venue for our date night this weekend. I am trading in my high heels and fancy restaurant dinner (that's sure to be a disappointment anyways) for a hook and sinker. We are grabbing a case of beer and hitting the lake... just me and my Boo. ;)