Monday, July 12, 2010


A little while back I mentioned that I was going to get to go fishing with my hubby and two of our sons. When I did there were a couple of people who said I needed to post pictures of the event. Well I'm happy to say that the guys did let me go along, but since we had all the trout we needed at home, we did a catch and release day. That was so much more fun because we could catch twice as much or more and boy did we ever! It was definitely not a slow fishing day at all but I only managed to get one picture of the sons, and Richard's Brown Trout. That was the only Brown caught that day and he was big but we didn't think quite big enough to keep.(A Brown has to be at least 18 inches long) The other son, David caught a nice big Cutthroat Trout but released it before I could snap a picture. Other than that we caught Rainbow Trout all day and a bunch of them. I think my hubby caught the largest. I know fishing isn't quite the thing for a  lot of people but I just love it, especially when the fish are biting. Oh I didn't mention that this fishing trip was on the Fourth of July did I? What a great way to spend the Fourth and then we caught the fireworks that evening. I was very sunburned, even though the sky was overcast but extremely happy at the end of the day. Here's the one picture that I got to take:
Good looking men aren't they? Richard,(the one with the fish) had stopped over on his way from El Paso, TX to Georgia where he was going to school. He's a Major in the Army and had just moved his family from  Monmouth, New Jersey to El Paso,TX the previous week and had  to leave them for four months to attend a school that the Army wanted him to go to in  Georgia.  Anyway, I love to fish and will probably go again this week as soon as the thunderstorms quit. I bet we've received six inches or more of rain in the last two days. We've really needed the rain but it would have been better if it were spread out. I hope that this week is a good one for all of you and that you get to do something that you love to do.



becky said...

Sounds like you may need a life preserver! I wish we had some of your rain! It's so dry in AZ...thanks for sharing your fishing pic, great catch! Sounds like you had a great time!

Doris Sturm said...

What a pretty fish...which trout is that? I know nothing about fishing because I get mine from the freezer in the grocery store, but when I lived in Germany, my uncle went fly fishing a lot and caught trout and eel and my grandma fixed it with some kind of wonderful sauce and I loved it.

I wouldn't want to do any actual fishing, but I do enjoy eating fish once in a while.

Sounds like you had a fun 4th of July!

Sandy said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I'm jealous.. I love to go fishing, just haven't had the opportunity yet this year. Maybe I can convince Mr. S. to take a few days off and we can head up to northern AZ where it's cooler and do some camping/fishing. Glad you had such a great 4th!

Bevie said...

Hi Barb, I loved that photo of you with the fish you caught...awesome, I love to fish as well, but it's been way too long. Have a great day! Pssst, thanks for visiting my blog hon...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
What a lovely place to fish and a FUN 4th of July!!! How are you doing? Great, I hope!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
I just popped over to say "hi" and hope you're doing great!!!!
P.S. I'm having a link party on my I Owe it All to Him blog if you want to hook up today.

Karen said...

Looks like a great time. I also got to do some fishing on the 4th of July. I had a good time as well. I'm glad I found your blog. Here's to more good time with great family and friends!


Shropshire Suz said...

Hi sounds like you had a great time fishing
Thanks for the blocking comments post has been edited we've come up with something already so going to make a few and see if they sell lol
fingers crossed

Karen said...

Hey Barbara!
I love to go fishing. When we go fly fishing in MT it is all catch and release. But I feel kinda deprived because I LOVE TROUT!!!! We are hoping to squeeze a quick trip up to the SIerras next month and I can't wait for the fish fry!
Too fun! I'm glad you posted this. . . 'cept now I'm hungry . . .
HAGE! Karen

Cindy Adkins said...

Hey Barbara,
I just popped over to say "hi!"
Sending hugs,

Cat said...

That fish is gorgeous!!! Just wanted to stop and say hi to a fellow sorority sister!!!


Beedeebabee said...

Hi Barbara! Looks and sounds like a great time! I haven't been fishing in years and years. I used to go all the time with my dad when I was a kid. Mostly for flounder and snappers. He was such a good fisherman! Such good memories, as I'm sure you just created on this trip! xo Paulette

Sandra said...

Oh yeah...a bad day fishing is better than a good day at the dentist...or something like that!
We love to fish and are in the planning stages of a fishing trip now.
Please tell Richard, "thanks for serving" and if I've said that before, it can never be said too often nor too loudly.

Mieke said...

Nothing as relaxing as a great fishing day!

Theresa said...

Hi there Barbara, thanks for stopping by and leaving the information about Walmart and their donations! You are so sweet to help me out! It is actually my nephew and he is in the Marines, so not a Veteran yet!

Have a blessed day my friend, I sure enjoyed the fishing story and picture! Big hugs from Georgia!

Laurie said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog about black buttons! It was fun to hear from you! We've been getting alot of rain in CO, too, comparatively -- but nothing like yours! I hope you get to go out fishing soon!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
Thanks so much for swinging my blog--I'm so glad you liked the dress! I hope you're doing well and had a great weekend!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Barbara, those are some handsome looking men! And the fish ain't bad, either!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I like potatoes, too..I guess it's a carb thing? Oh is short, eat a potatoe!

Have a great evening!


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Barb,
I just stopped by to say "hi" and hope all is well with you! She was so excited about the tag, it made me cry.
How neat, huh? That made my day, for sure...
I love to see people get excited about things..let's us know we're alive!

Sending hugs your way,

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh what a wonderful the pix and what fun you all had....TY for sharing with envy over the catch of the day !
Hugs, Nancy, G-dog and Beckaroo