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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summertime......Good 'ole Summertime!

When's the last time you went fishing?

Picture little Opie Taylor, whistling, the theme song to the Andy Griffith Show......
Bass Pro Shops are offering "Family Summer Camp" with tons of free activities. One of the classes was "Basic Fishing", and I thought, time for Rosie to learn to fish. Off we went! Rosie got a pin for completing the class, (she calls it her "Fishing Badge"). The staff was very helpful setting us up with the gear we needed to head out on our own. Rosie already had a rod and reel (Barbie, of course) that she uses to play/cast into the pool but that's all we had. Bass Pro Shop set us up with hooks, bobbers, weights, and bait.
My Dad took me fishing, years and years ago, but he always did the baiting, etc. It's been so long that I didn't remember much, but hey, how hard could it be right? It really wasn't that difficult! It's not like we were fishing for elusive, prized game fish.

We went to a pond stocked with tons of bluegill. You know that phrase, "fishing in a barrel", it was kind of like that. Perfect for Rosie's first time, almost every time she cast in, she caught a fish! Catch and release isn't as easy as it sounds - it was kinda hard getting the hooks out of the fish's mouth but we managed and had a great time. I feel like Andy..... *whistle* *whistle* down by the fishin' hole......


  1. Hi, thank you for stopping by from Facebook like me back! I'm now following your blog, too :)
    Hope you can hop on over to mine, also!
    Happy Thursday!

  2. Well fishing isn't my thing but glad the kids are having fun!

    I am now following you too and would love a follow back.

  3. Awww I remember when my dad first taught me to fish! Oh what lovely memories.

  4. I just had to tell you what a smile you brought to my face from your lovely comment on my blog!! Thank you so much!
    I hope you have a wonderful day :)


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