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Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Squirt's First Fish

We finally took Aidan fishing today... it was going good until the sandfleas started coming out. Aidan was going crazy! Normally I would've had bug spray, but we left in a rush and ended up unprepared.

It didn't take long for me to get a bite and I quickly gave the rod to Aidan so he could bring in his first fish...a little jack crevalle, about 6 inches long.

He was scared to death of it and refused to get any closer for a picture.

The sunset was so beautiful! Unfortunately, most of the pictures I took came out bad :( but you can see the colors! When the sun went down, the sandfleas disappeared, but I got a bird's nest in my line, I forgot pliers and half of my hooks were rusty. Shamefull, but it's been a few years since I've had a line in the water. Tomorrow I plan on overhauling my reels, putting on fresh line and restocking my tacklebox. And, yeah..can't forget the OFF nest time!

5 comments:

Chris said...

Tell Aidan I said congratulations on his first fish!

On a side note, I saw an everglades mink and a panther in Fakahatchee today!!!

swampy said...

Awesome photos !

Wow...
Hey, just came from IamwhoIam's place and saw your comment...

BITE ME. TeeHeeHee

ChrisB said...

The look on his face is so sweet. I love the sunset picture-beautiful colours.

BeeDancer said...

Aidan looks so cute...glad to see you're out and about again

Sandcastle Momma said...

Congratulations Aidan! That's a big fish for a little boy.

Glad you're getting lines back in the water. An afternoon or evening spent fishing is good medicine for the soul!