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Sunday, July 27, 2008

memories



Most of being a parent, as far as I am concerned, is creating memories and since they do last a lifetime I make that my primary goal. We went a little out of the City to the 7 Lakes Drive, they are in Harriman, New York and we go there all the time. The drive is easy once you get out of Manhattan and the scenery is nice on the Palisades. We were relaxing in the hammocks when we noticed some worms in the leaves. Well ten minutes later we had a couple dozen worms and it was time to go fishing.



I take the little guy fishing and it is the cutest frickin' thing ever. He cant cast, he gets flustered and he catches these little sunfish that mean the world to him.




We HAVE to bring them home so he can eat them, he insists and he eats them with wasabi and ketchup. He brought home like 20 or so. He caught more but they wriggled out of his hands when he took them off the hook.

Disclaimer: These fish dont get that big to begin with so its not like we are taking from the baby pool and they are usually preyed upon by the walleye, and they are abundant.

19 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

In Michigan, we call them pan fish. The rules on limits are quite liberal. Cleaning fish that big is alot of work! Good eating, especially fried!

Mandi said...

Hey, following on from your comments the other day, this my friend is what its all about, what a wonderful moment for you both, I can now say that I am speachless and oh so touched, these are the moments that will be with him forever. What a wonderful dad!!!

Michelle said...

What a great time! I love catching sunfish! Now the Walleye would be even better. We don't have them in our area! I have to wait until be go to MN and visit the inlaws to catch them.

deb said...

Precious. So how do these taste?? I say they must be good for a kid to like them & with WASABI (that a boy!). Meg & I are fisher-girls too. It's been awhile. We'll have to change that.

deb said...

ooh, i forgot, cool portable hammocks. putting that on my list of must haves

doggybloggy said...

buff: sunfish, panfish, bluegills I think they are all the same...they taste sweet and fresh.

mandi: thanks so much...I was having a 'moment' the other day.

michelle: walleye would be better and I have only seen one person catch one in all the years I have gone there

deb: sweet and fresh its hard to explain the flavor...my guy eats anything - he has been eating sushi and crabs since he was super little...he is a pro with chopsticks....the hammocks are a must they are small and they tie up anywhere...we have a few...

Joy said...

You and your son seem so good together. What you're doing for him will provide much more than memories! :-)

Joy said...

I clicked too soon. As a teacher, I want you to know that parents like you make our job easier and a pleasure. Thanks!!

Emiline said...

Wow, that's courageous that he ate the fish he caught! Not many kids would do that.
Sounds like a good time.

HAR said...

I am very happy that you put that disclaimer up- I was pissed. :)

Fishing with dad is one of my all time favorite memories! I couldn't cast either but I can now. Not bad for a girl. (joke)

AND, thanks to dad, I bait my own hook. right through the eyes.

But I never did clean my own fish.

Kudos to you, dad.

HAR said...

PS ~ LOVE that plate! No joking

TavoLini said...

Hey--did your son get a haircut? Looks good.

That's great that you ate the fish! I usually had to throw mine back.

Beth said...

dog, you are a great freakin father. I admire you.

and the Pup is adorable, although I'm sure he would HATE that!!;)

doggybloggy said...

joy: I would probably have to say that good teachers help to make parenting easier as well...

emiline: if I hand him a twig and tell him its food he will eat it...I have been giving him unusual things all his life so a few fish are easy breezy.

har: not bad - for a girl...LOL

tavolini: he had to do a food service thing at school and asked for a haircut rather than having to wear a ponytail and a hairnet...we threw back the 'small' ones if you can believe it.

beth: I do my best....thanks!

Bina said...

SWEET!!!! And I love that picture of him fishing, and I love it even more that a kid will try wasabi and REAL fish! LOL

Spin said...

I haven't been fishing to two summers. Why do I allow life to take over? I wonder? I love to fish it's such a fun relaxing time.

Tanya Kristine said...

ew.

Queenie said...

I want to go fishing with you, especially if you do the cooking afterwards..

Slip said...

We have a pond on the flat farm that is loaded with "Blue Gills" and some get rather large. What we do is easy, no gutting or scaling. Fillet the fish with a thin blade , flip the side over and slice the skin off. The rest goes in the garden. The resulting piece is usually about silver dollar size, no bone, and the best eating fish on earth.

At the hill farm we have a beaver dam that holds brook trout. Yum Yum

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