Monday, July 21, 2014

Gone Fishing...

Comfy camp chairs and Sarsparilla. Good times!
Our church had an activity day right up my alley: Father/Daughter Fishing Day! It was a nice Friday afternoon and as soon as I got off work, I sped home and picked up Boo for some fun and relaxation at our local fishing pond.

I had just picked up a couple of closed-face reels (and rods) right before Boo got sick. I found several packages of fishing lures on Amazon at a great price:

Plano Tackle Box Rack System $32

Stren Hi-Vis Gold Line (easy to see over the water) $6.99

Pack of 30 Spinner Baits and Spoon Lures $11.09

Pack of 16 Crankbait Fishing Lures $25

Zebco Spincast Fishing Combo with TacklePak  $17.96

Gotta love a girl that's not afraid of worms!
Add in some assorted weights, hooks and swivels and we were ready to go! We picked up our favorite bottles of Sarsparilla Rootbeer and headed to the pond. There were several other folks there fishing so our chances of catches anything dwindled.

Boo got to play with some worms and learned quickly how to pull moss off of her hooks. We had practiced for several days in the front yard on how to cast effectively. She practiced three nights in a row. I have much better luck with closed-face reels than open-face reels. The backlash is reduced to near nothing with a closed reel.

Love that smile~!
We took a break and cooked hamburgers and hotdogs with some friends. Add in some Doritos and a cold drink and all was right in the universe. At the end of the day, we didn't catch any fish...but neither did anyone else at the pond.

We still had a terrific time and I most certainly enjoyed my time with Boo. Watching her suffer the last three weeks in and out of the hospital makes me appreciate the good times all the more. We can't wait to go again and maybe...just maybe...catch some fish next time!



Dizzy-Dick said...

Fishing can cure all kinds of ills. I applied for a job once and the boss had a sign over his desk that read: " A bad day's fishing is better than a good day at work". I know I found the right job and the right boss!!

Mary in GA said...

Sounds like a great day, whether you caught anything or not. Just the peace and relaxation of fishing makes it worthwhile. The fun time with Boo was just what y'all needed, fish or no fish!

Anonymous said...

I'm all for fishing, but did you drown??

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Corey Stevens said...

That's what you call time well spent. Thanks for that very enlivening account of your fishing day. It gave me a lot more ideas on how to enjoy it some more. Hamburgers and hotdogs are definitely a cool addition. Will duly note it. Fishing is really a fun exercise and a great way to spend time with the whole family, in addition to a home-cooked meal afterwards. Really swell!

Corey Stevens @ Sea Hawk

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