After Noah and I were done shooting the 22 rifle, we went fishing with Connie (Paul’s wife) and Sarah (their daughter). They travel to the ponds on their quad, so they can carry lots of gear easily.
On this trip we used our fly rods and spinning rods and I caught a couple bluegills, a large mouth bass and a big catfish!
When Sarah and I were on the dock…I set my new yellow Spinning rod down on the dock to get a drink.
Just then a catfish pulled it off the dock and into the water.
We tried to find it, but the rod and reel and the fish were gone.
Connie kids, Travis, Emily, and Sarah enjoy hunting, fishing, riding dirt bikes and four wheelers and playing with their cats and dogs.
They have chickens, too!
(see my video clip, “Shooting the 22 Cal.” for more chicken info.)
I love going to their farm, a few years ago they gave all us kids Hay Rides on a big wagon pulled by a big tractor. That was a great Labor Day Party.
My cousin Noah caught all the same kinds of fish that I did!
We were using special catfish bait that looks like little hot dogs. Sarah uses chunks of real hot dogs or even a slice of bologna lunch meat for bait.
Sarah is a really good angler. She caught two big catfish on her bologna bait. They were hard to reel in and the ones that she caught were the biggest of the day!
The catfish are really hard to hold for a picture,
This fish bit my thumb.
Even Noah had a tough time trying to hold the catfish up for a picture.
We had a great day fishing at the Farm, and as always at Ruby’s Outdoor Rendezvous, We’re on Target for all Seasons!