10 years ago
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Conner, Andrew, Jordan, and I went fishing on a small lake that is owned by Brother and Sister Collins. Brother Collins was so nice to prepare his 14 foot boat with a trolling motor for our fishing pleaser. I am a very experienced ocean fisherman but have little knowledge about freshwater fishing. Brother Collins taught us how to rig up our fishing poles with hooks and weights.
We took off in our boat and within a few minutes Conner hooked up with a nice “Crappy” about 8” long. A few minutes later Grandpa caught another nice “Crappy” and we were off to the races. We fished for about 2 hours and caught eight fish and kept four of them.
Brother Collins taught the boys how to clean the fish which was a lot of fun for them. You know all the blood and guts.
The boys wanted to eat the fish they caught right away. So off we went to the Silva’s house to cook the fish. Grandpa taught the boys how to cook the fish. The real test was how good these fish would taste. I am happy to report that they were delicious. Now, Andrew would never eat fish. However, he did not hesitate to eat the fish he caught and he liked it.
This was a very memorable fishing experience. I really enjoy teaching the boys about fishing and hunting. This was a Grandpa’s dream come true. There is nothing better than spending time with my children and grandchildren enjoying God’s beautiful earth.
Posted by Jim Mount at 5:48 AM