scottaa1 wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:Biting hooks with no bait?! Man, what a pond huh. 50+ fish is an awesome outing, especially for the kids. Keeps them busy and excited catching fish after fish. Looks like a nice manicured pond there. I like the picture of your niece in the background of the last pic so intently putting a worm on her hook.
Yeah they got here a little after noon, unwrapped some presents, then fished for hours, grilled some dinner, fished more, and then fed bread to the ducks and fish at sunset. And yep, once the bluegills knew there was food galore, they threw caution to the wind and ate anything that came into the water (including fingers). Early on my nephew was OK with taking fish off the hook and baiting the worms, my niece not so much. Any mention of baiting a worm was met with "Ewwww!!" So I had him helping me remove fish/bait hooks, and his sister and my sister were doing the diva thing.
I got him an airsoft machine gun, so he was shooting his gun as much as he was fishing. My driveway is covered with those biodegradable BBs.
Sounds like a great time scott, one that none of you will forget for a long time. My boy always helps some of the girls that come along with us fishing too and he's getting pretty good. Got to handle (and get stung) by those baby bullheads the other day so that was an experience for him. Figured it out eventually. You're a cool uncle getting your nephew an airsoft machine gun. At least you let him litter up your driveway huh. But now you can clean it up and just imagine what he terror he's inflicting at your sister's (right?) house.
EDIT - one too many t's in scott's name...