Saturday, July 18, 2009

7.17.09 Eli's Catch

My nephew, Eli, caught this great red fish out of the surf at Emerald Isle. He caught his first saltwater fish, a sand shark, earlier this morning which was subsequently cut up for bait. This beautiful drum, all 26" of him, gave Eli a big fight but was no match for the 6th grader's angling prowess. This smile says it all. Way to go Eli!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

7.02.09 Kentucky Creekage

It happens every time I go to Kentucky. We pack the car, sorry mini van, so full of stuff that there isn't room for any outdoor gear. This time as we crammed bags into the miniscule cargo area, I briefly considered leaving one of the kids at home to allow room for a fishing rod or two but quickly reconsidered. Maybe next time.
Little did I know that my brother-in-law, David, and nephew, Ethan, had recently taken up fishing. So this afternoon, while the girls were out shopping, Ethan and I grabbed a couple rods and headed to a river running adjacent to their neighborhood. We had a great time and had several bites but just couldn't quite connect on the small mouth or bream that hit our lures.