Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another Family Fishing Trip...and Geocache goodies!

Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.  ~Author Unknown

My Dad, Jess and I went down to NC fishing yesterday and what a great day it was!! Jess is fairly new at bass fishing with an artificial worm, it takes some practice if you want to be successful, and I must say, she is a quick study!! She put the first one in the boat.....although he was too small to pass the limit, it is always a lot of fun!

My Dad was the first to catch a 'keeper' that weighed in at 2-1/2 pounds! 

We had good activity most of the day, we all had strikes, I caught 2 what were just over the limit and My Dad caught another one that weighed in at about 1-1/2 pounds.  My Dad and I each lost 'the big one' know how it is, stands up on his tail, shows you that big ol' bucket mouth and throws the bait back at you!! 

My Dad also did some white perch fishing and caught a couple and he and Jess did some breaming also, which added to our collection. It was getting fairly late and we had already marked the point on the shore where we would stop and Jess still didn't have a Bass in the boat.  Daddy had 3, and I had 2 and I really wanted to see Jess go home with one since she gets to come so seldom!!  When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter....and I looked over and Jess' rod was bent and she was hung in a big ol' log.....but she told us that there was fish on also!!  She kept the line tight and before long her line slipped just enough to pull the bass out of the water and up along side the log!!  He was beautiful and obviously the 'biggun' for the day!!  We motored over to it (which seemed like an eterntiy) and I got the net under him!  She had gotten him hung perfectly with the hook!!  He weighed in at 3-1/2 pounds!!!  She (and we) were so happy!! She danced all over the boat!!  We took lots of pics and sent them back via phones to our hubbies!!  

We really had a great time, and we would have even if we hadn't caught any fish....but this just made it perfect for all of us!

I took a few other pics of our day....We saw this mama goose on her nest, the water was so high, I hope she didn't get her eggs wet, but she barley moved when we got close in hopes that we wouldn't bother her.

We saw some more cypress knee statues, although most of them were underwater!

Does anyone else see a duck?
 We saw several of these little guys, I should have taken a video of him, he walks along bouncing his back end up and down....he was so cute! I'm going to have to look him up and find out what he is called! Next time I'll get a video to show you....he looks like he has the colorings of a sandpiper!!
Well we had a great day in North Carolina, I wish we could take Jess with us more often! We plan on going over to my parents today and eating some of those fish with a good old fashioned fish fry this afternoon!!

...more on geocaching!

I ordered me a portable gps and worked and gathering all the information about Sanibel geocache locations so we are ready when we get down there....I thought it would be cute to make things out of shells to put into those appropriate is that??  I thought they were so cute, I may give some out here...what do you think?



Upclose Mice

I made this guy, and Jess liked him so much she made one for herself!!

Jess' owl.
Obviously I need to cleanup the glue, and add some little eyes to the piggies, and whiskers to the mice, but I think they turned out well! Don't you??



  1. Oh I love the owls! Kittens paws make perfect little feet for them! Too cute!

    Congrats on a great catch! A fish fry sounds soooo good right now!

  2. Perfect day on the water. Tell Jess to be proud of that bass - it was a good one. That picture would get hung on our "Bass Wall of Fame." Those mice are adorable - you are so crafty!! Only 4 more days and I will be shellin' on Sanibel!! (and geocaching there too!)

  3. It sounds like a wonderful day. I haven't been fishing in years. My oldest son goes geocaching with some friends here in the desert.