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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fishing Derby

We attended the Greg Clark Memorial annual northern pike minnow fishing derby on Father's Day weekend.
Mr. RedneckHillbillies and the Little Kidlet have gone for a few years now and always do well between the ticket draws and catch prizes.

This was the first year that I tagged along for the experience. Let me start off by saying that I have not fished since I was about kneehigh to a grasshopper. Ten, to be exact. So I was just happy to be out on the boat on the water, and learn how to cast the stupid fishing rod without tangling it all up. Once I got the hang of it, I got some much needed practice tying and retying and untying multiple different types of spoons and lures, bobbers and floats, and skewering wiggly worms on the end of a rusty hook.

The Mr. caught a beautiful trout which wriggled free before I could snap a photo. Sad, since that was the very first catch on the boat. Anyhow, with that first fish, the boat has been christened now, and the skunked curse has been lifted! :D

I snapped a few photos while there, some for our own photo CDs, and others for Zazzle.

Here's a couple items I put together this past week.

A cute little JRT x Tibetan spaniel named "Shiraz".

a bunch of smelly fish

and I still might try to work with a couple shots of boats and anchors later this week.

(oh, and btw - we didn't catch a single pike minnow which was the target fish. BUT the kids tickets both won us prizes. We ended up with two rods and reels, two salmon society reusuable shopping bags, a t-shirt, a pack of hockey cards, and a 10$ gift certificate to a steakhouse restaurant!)