Reese’s Fishing Adventure, 2013

Hey Readers!

Here in Ottawa, it is going to be a balmy -20°C, and I am LONGING for those warm, lazy days of summer.  Then the dusty ol’ light bulb flicked on in my head, and I remembered that I had forgotten all about my latest battle of wits versus the fish while I was visiting my boyfriend/partner’s parent’s home last summer, and I was transported back to that day on the boat.  Sure, I was sweating like crazy in my sweater to keep the mosquitoes at bay while wearing enough bug repellant to cover three people, but I enjoyed every minute on that boat!

On this trip, it was the same gang as last time, except my boyfriend/partner stayed behind to be with our little ones.  We all but duck taped my eldest daughter to her seat, as she loves going fishing, as is getting better at it each time she goes out.  Granndpa was at the helm of the boat, guiding us along the Napanee River that flows just minutes away from his home, and taking us to the prime fishing spots along the way.

Below are some shots of the scenery we had a chance to experience on our way to our first fishing spot.  There were some other fishing crews out on the river, too, trying to see if the fish were biting but  Grandpa was able to shake them off of our trail!

These are just some of the beautiful pics of scenery we had the advantage of being out on the Napanee River last summer.  This is not helping me deal with this freezing cold weather!
These are just some of the beautiful pics of scenery we had the advantage of being out on the Napanee River last summer. This is not helping me deal with this freezing cold weather!

Some of our casts were successful…

This was so much better than last year!  We lost a few while reeling them in, but we were proud of what we caught!
This was so much better than last year! We lost a few while reeling them in, but we were proud of what we caught!

while others were not.

Grandpa is showcasing our
Grandpa is showcasing our “Other Catch of the Day.” We caught a lot of weeds in our line.

We even had a few friends drop in for a visit.

Dragonflies are some of my favourite flying beings.  They are inspiring, and are a sign of positive change.  I guess my Lady Luck will smile down on me to get some fish!
Dragonflies are some of my favourite flying beings. They are inspiring, and are a sign of positive change. I guess my Lady Luck will smile down on me to get some fish!

Overall, it was a fabulous few hours fishing.  I am by no means the seasoned angler I want to be, but I am getting closer to this goal every time I cast my line!  I have to make a point to catch more than my fish-crazed daughter next time, or else I’ll hear the end of it!

Can’t wait for my trip this year!  I hope you enjoyed this little bit of summer, if only on your computer screen!  🙂

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

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Reese’s Big Fishing Adventure!

Hey Readers!

Fishing.  For some people, it is the ultimate past time.  For a born and bred city girl like myself, it seemed as though it was a day spent in a boat surrounded by swarms of killer bugs trying to catch this unattainable prize that is laughing at you for attempting to entice it with your rod and bait.   When the opportunity came for me to actually try fishing, I was a little apprehensive, yet it was an experience I had never tried.  So with my fishing rod in hand, and a sweater to aid my paranoia of insects, I boarded a boat with my oldest daughter, my boyfriend, and his father to take on this new challenge.

We are off in the boat to find a good fishing spot...can't wait to catch my first whopper!
We are off in the boat to find a good fishing spot…can’t wait to catch my first whopper!
Love nature shots!  I just liked the set-up of the log and the light filtering through the trees while we passed by
Love nature shots! I just liked the set-up of the log and the light filtering through the trees while we passed by
VERY hard to see, but can you see the crane on the shoreline?
VERY hard to see, but can you see the crane on the shoreline?
This was just a beautiful area!  I had to get a shot of it.
This was just a beautiful area! I had to get a shot of it.
This a gorgeous shot of the Napanee River while speeding along in our boat.  The water was so calm and beautiful.  We're off to find a good fishing spot!
This a gorgeous shot of the Napanee River while speeding along in our boat. The water was so calm and beautiful. We’re off to find a good fishing spot!
Can't help it!  This group of trees and logs compelled me to whip out my camera.
Can’t help it! This group of trees and logs compelled me to whip out my camera.
This was one of the fish I was trying to catch, but I wasn't quick enough reeling it in.  Most of my day was like that, but it was fun!
This was one of the fish I was trying to catch, but I wasn’t quick enough reeling it in. Most of my day was like that, but it was fun!
This was not on my line, but we got one!  Not bad for a first-timer, huh?!
This was not on my line, but we got one! Not bad for a first-timer, huh?!  Don’t worry, we caught and released it.

After we fished and fished some more, we realized it was getting late, turned the boat around, and headed for home.  I was able to see why people enjoyed fishing so much.  Whether you are alone or with a group of people you like hanging out with, it is a chance to take in nature right at the source.  We laughed at each other for loosing fish, or just being goofy.

It was a good time, and where the bugs were concerned, we were lucky because it was too early in the year for a lot of bugs to attack us.  Would I go fishing again?  Yes, I would.  I don’t think I’d go everyday, but it would be good to do once in a while.  Hopefully on my next fishing excursion, I’ll actually catch something!  If I do, I’ll let you know!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.