I had never been there, so I assumed we'd be looking at fishing for sunnies. I asked Lilly if she wanted to me to get some worms - and she said, "No Daddy, we catch fish with bread," clearly taking a cue from her mom's Boca Raton fishing exploits...
|K.C. circa 2007 with fish caught with "bit o' bagel"|
Let me say this, I think for a 4 year old Lilly is pretty good at casting. She was slinging that pink "glow in the dark" Barbie rod around like KVD. I was really impressed.
|What a big smile!|
Unfortunately, we didn't catch any fish in the hour we were there (6:30 PM - 7:30PM). The sunnies were active, eating chunks of bread Lilly chummed the water with, but they seemed more interested in the bright orange bobber than the bread on Lilly's hook. I'll also take some of the blame...I really didn't have the right size hooks, they were a bit large for the size of the little fish we were feeding.
|Watching the bobber intensely|
I was fearful that not catching any fish would ruin Lilly's attitude for fishing again in the future, but luckily we found some other diversions to keep her entertained in between casts. Feeding some bread to a family of geese, skipping stones, nature photography, and climbing & jumping across rocks to name a few.
|Family of Geese - Lilly took this picture all by herself|
The best news, Lilly has already told me she wants to go again - and next time she wants to use my rod!