|A different kind of hunt - no camo necessary|
Following the hunts, oh about 4:30 PMish, we went "Lebowski" and hit the Limerick Bowl for some full-on family bowling. It's sort of becoming an Easter tradition, plus the alley has a pretty good deal for the afternoon; 75 cent games & snacks. Some folks eat an Easter Ham, my family goes with hot dogs & soft pretzels. The day wrapped up around 7 PM with a bit of birthday cake back at the house for K.C., as her birthday was the next day (Monday).
|F**k it Dude, let's go bowling|
Well, amid all of that action, I did find a little window of time (9AM to 11AM) between the first and second Easter egg hunts to sneak out and get some fishing in on the Skippack Creek. I don't really care for the Skippack much, but it's close to my house so I thought I'd give it a try.
|There's about 8 more guys behind the tree on the right|
In addition to the trout fishermen, the frogs (or toads, whatever) were also out in force. Lots of chirping and jumping into the water with a "splash" with every step along the bank of the creek. I'm sure Wandering Owl could tell me what these are.
Cutting to the chase, when I finally did settle in to do some fishing, I brought in 3 trout - lucky survivors of the previous day's "opening day" carnage - as well as this little guy. I think it's a creek chub...but what do I know?
|"There's a sucker born every minute" - P.T. Barnum|
That's a common shiner. Caught one at the east branch perk on a prince nymph the other day.ReplyDelete
For some of us that aren't religious, Easter is for the kids. I'm sure Lilly had a good time.ReplyDelete
OH, one other thing, can you post those kind of frog pictures on Blogger? LOL
Thank you for the link! I would have to say those are Humping Toads...ReplyDelete
Or, more likely, American toads.
I'm calling the fish a shiner, too.
Nice and green over that way!!
Being a dedicated student of the Taxonomic branch of Ichthyology, I will make a positive identification of the fish in question:ReplyDelete
Those shinners can take over a small stream or even a small lake. Of course they are bait for the rest of the resident species. Anytime you can get on the water and catch anythng is a plus. Enjoy your those daughter/dad momments because she will be grown before you know it. Been there.ReplyDelete
Lilly's growing up quickly. Her new thing is telling me, "Daddy...calm down...take a breath." She especially does it when we're stuck in traffic and I get a little impatient. It's funny what kids pick up.ReplyDelete
@ Mike - Thanks for commenting and welcome to the site.
@ Mark & Owl - Yes, quite the scandalous frog photo, right? Guess that's why they didn't scamper off like the others. :)
@ Wolfy & Bill - If I was a bait fisherman, it would have been a keeper!