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Offline OutdoorEnvy

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Took a special girl fishing today
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:15:00 PM »
I took my  daughter Isabel fishing this morning.  That's special enough by itself but what makes it a little sweeter is that I took her to the ponds of my youth.  It's nice to be able to go back to my old stompin grounds.  I started fishing these ponds when I was 3 and now she's 3 and fishing at places I stood at her age.  I'm glad this place is still around to share it with her and you can still catch a fish or two as well.  This is actually a series of 4 ponds that are very close to each other.  Today we fished two of the ponds.  Here's the first one.   It's very clear and deep.



This one is shallow and mossy and great for largemouth's.

 

These ponds are located at the back of my old neighborhood right next to a golf course.  These ponds aren't part of the course and most of the time you have the place to yourself.  Well now it's time to catch some fish and of course you need a worm



Dora hat and a Dora fishing pole...We let her pick them out, haha.  We're always saying use the gear you want right?





Waiting for a bite. 





There's a very very old shed next to the water.  I remember being about 5 or so and trompin through the broken down golf carts and they seemed old back then and are still there today.  That shed probably hasn't had any attention in 30-40 years.





Changed spots, when sunfish aren't biting a earthworm it's because they're not there



Well it's not a huge one but it is the first fish of the day



I'm pretty sure I've got Isabel headed down the outdoorsy girl path.  She will handle fish and the worms :)



Another fish







Gotta love catching the sunfish with the kids.  I think God wanted to make sure anyone could go fishing and have fun when he put them here.





This picture was funny as she shoved the pole in my hand telling me to take it so she could grab the fish



and yes we had to pet every fish we caught.



Isabel wanted to dig out the next worm









The pic above is bel walking between the two ponds.  The one we were fishing is just on the edge of the trees to the right.  So these two ponds are only about 5-7 yards apart.  It was time to grab a quick drink at the truck and then get back at it.



Well bel kept saying she wanted a bigger fish and she gets anxious and likes walking the shorelines and throwing rocks in the water and other things kids like to do.  So I decided to to follow her on the shoreline of the bigger pond with my pole and see if I can show her a bigger fish via topwater lure.  About 5 casts later...success







Well we walked around a little more and then we got hungry so we decided to head on in for lunch.




 
and of course bel had to play in the water one last time



Well it was a good day.  A trip down memory lane of both old and new, caught some fish and caught some memories too.

« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 07:01:34 PM by OutdoorEnvy »
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 05:22:48 PM »
AWESOME!  I really, really enjoy seeing guys taking their kids fishing.  One word really stands out: RESPECT!  I totally respect a man who will take the time to be a DAD and not just the father of a child, if you know what I mean!

And thanks for making my day! (Brings back memories of another little girl who's all growed up now...  :'(

Good on ya, Dad! :thumbsup:


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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 05:30:10 PM »
Oh how fun it was to go on your trip with you in these pictures!   The concentration on her face just makes me smile!!    Wonderful!     

Nice ponds to take kids to fish!   

Bet your still grinning.... 

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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 05:43:32 PM »
That is one CUTE kid you have there, OE :thumbsup:   Thanks for the trip pics......had me smilin' :)
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 07:16:10 PM »
Cute as a button that one is ....


Thanks for sharing the pics
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 07:51:12 PM »
Super cool! She will remember this forever!

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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 09:03:02 PM »
Thanks for the comments all.

She is definitely a treasure.  She gets excited days in advance when I tell her we're going fishing on the weekend.  I hope she stays interested in it as she gets older.  But we'll keep going and I think I'll have it instilled in her forever :D
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 09:04:50 PM »
What a darling little girl you have, and quite the trooper too boot!  Her getting the worms and touching the fish is awesome at that age.  Lifetime memories right there!!!!!

Beautiful scenery with the ponds so close together.  Hope they are close by enough you can get back for more!

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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 09:13:09 PM »
Haha, that's awesome. Start them when they're young.
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 10:14:32 PM »
 :thumbsup:


Thank you very much for sharing the time ya had to spend with yur daughter with us! I can only say, "Outstanding!"
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Cherish these times as "treasures", since you will likely find out, if not already...that these type of times only last just a lil bit & then it is like they quickly are grownup & gone on to other things..
I wish you & yours, Great times!
Enjoy them all!
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2012, 12:26:18 AM »
Looks like a great day out! She will cherish these memories her whole life. I'm excited for the day my own daughter will be big enough to go fishing. :)

It's also very cool you got to share a place that you have fond memories of from your own childhood. :thumbsup:

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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2012, 05:23:56 AM »
Thank you for sharing your fishing trip.  She's a doll and you are a gem of a parent for taking her.
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2012, 07:23:43 AM »
Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing

And thanks for being a stand up parent!

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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012, 09:47:14 AM »
Great looking fishing trip!  It is always nice to get out with the kids!
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2012, 10:49:42 AM »
AWESOME!  I really, really enjoy seeing guys taking their kids fishing.  One word really stands out: RESPECT!  I totally respect a man who will take the time to be a DAD and not just the father of a child, if you know what I mean!

And thanks for making my day! (Brings back memories of another little girl who's all growed up now...  :'(

Good on ya, Dad! :thumbsup:
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2012, 11:06:34 AM »
Great job as a father! +1,000,000 KUDOS. Keep taking her fishing every year and she won't get all girly and be afraid of worms or touching fish when she is older. I see a father/daughter fishing expedition in the future, something like salmon or halibut.
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2012, 03:57:33 PM »
time with the kids priceless

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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2012, 06:14:11 AM »
time with the kids priceless

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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2012, 07:03:18 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pics and did she out fish you? I know kids sometime do.
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Re: Took a special girl fishing today
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2012, 07:43:53 AM »
Thanks for sharing the pics and did she out fish you? I know kids sometime do.

lol  Yes, she definitely caught more fish than me
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