Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer fishing!

We've been doing some fishing this summer... just so happens that there have been some mild days with clouds that made for pretty comfortable conditions...( you know what it's like sitting in humid 100 degree weather in the sun. no fun).
Abby caught a load (I mean around 15) bass, sunnies and spots at our own Lake Linganore!

Em had the first catch of the night!
Last weekend we did some night fishing in at Choptank. It was perfect pretty clear weather with a slight breeze (perfect for keeping mosquitos away). You can catch several different fish here, but we have our poles set with bottom rigs and we mostly catch channel catfish. (Maybe also cause it's at night? - I'm no fishing expert...)
 They put up a fun fight for the kids and it is rewarding since they bite pretty often!
Anyway, they were getting hits one after another and by 2am we had caught 7 (+1 small) cats...
Bry caught the largest of them,,, about 25" according to the ruler on our cooler :)
We let them all go since we don't eat them and trekked home! (getting home at a greuling 4:30am... but it was tons of fun and everyone's dying to go back soon!

One of Bry's cats!

1 comment:

Melanie Daryl said...

What a great way to bond with the kids! It seems like they love fishing so much, seeing as how they were so eager to catch their own fish. I’m pretty sure you also had a great summer this year. How did it go, by the way? You haven’t posted anything about it yet!