Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Sunfish With The Kids


    Finally I got a chance to wet a line and as an added bonus I got to take my kids out to reel in a few sunfish.  After all the Saturday chores were done and the water was warmed, I packed up the car loaded the kids and picked up me brother in-law for a few hours on a hidden pond.
  After a few missed opportunities of my boy hooking into some fish on a worm and bobber I tossed out a olive bugger in size #10 and let him do the res of the work.  Happily he spun the handle on my new Abel Reel and took only a few seconds to bring the fighting fish into his hands. 
   Of course after seeing her brother spool in a sunfish my little girl need her shot.  After unhooking the fish and tossing it back I tossed out the bugger and immediately hooked into another fish.  My daughter couldn't get it reeled in fast enough.  Happily she told me to the beautiful fish needed its picture taken just like her brothers.
  Immediately after hooking into the pair of fish my little ones decided to forgo the fishing and do what they really had come to the pond to do - throw rocks into the pond.  I sent them to the far corner, away from the fish, and then had my fun.  Hooking into another good half a dozen of these eager fish, I wore out the olive bugger till not a hackle remained, hung it in a tree limb and then packed it in.  All in all not a bad way to spend a few hours.

16 comments:

Howard said...

Joel, I hope you mark this down as a perfect day. It was to me.

Daniel said...

Those are some pretty gills.

Rainbow Chaser said...

Buggers and Bluegills! Can't have much for fun than that for a few hours on the pond.

Jim Yaussy Albright said...

Everyone goes home happy. They'll never forget it.

John De Jong said...

More kid pictures and less fish.

Joel D said...

It was pretty darn good. But any day I get at home with the family qualifies for that

Joel D said...

Sunfish are the warm water equivalent of the tropical reef fish. Always fun to see the variations in color.

Joel D said...

No you can't. Only thing that would beat it is if I lived on the banks of the pond

Bill Trussell said...

Joel
Glad you were able to get the kids out for fun with some pretty Sunfish. Thanks for sharing

Joel D said...

Smiles all around

Joel D said...

If you wanta see the kids more then come on out. Otherwise we'll see you this summer. We can't wait to see your kidos as well.

Joel D said...

Thanks, sunfish were made for outings with little ones. The perfect fish for a fun afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I'm all smiles. Mom

Brk Trt said...

They are worthy opponents on the fly.

Kevin Frank said...

Is there much better?

Joel D said...

brk Trt - that they are

Kevin - Not much