With the cooler weather, the whole family is spending the evenings out doors catching up for all the times we were heat bound over the last few months. This evening, the kids decided they wanted to head up to the half of the pond that is left (because of the drought) and go fishing. Of course, the prospect of digging up worms right now is about impossible so they decided that they would try fishing with hot dogs. We had a half package of cheesy hot dogs left that they decided to use (the kids did not like the cheesy dogs). They headed to the pond with the rods, hot dogs, and a bucket of water for all the fish they would catch. I have to admit...I was not expecting much!
About 20-30 minutes after they left, we hear them screaming, "Come here! You have to see this." They yelled and yelled until Jason arrived at the pond (I followed a few minutes later.). Savannah was beaming with excitement because she caught a huge fish. It is by far the biggest fish we have pulled out of the pond yet. We had been told by one of the guys who lived here previously that there were some really big fish in the pond, but we were skeptical. Not any more!
After the moment of fame, we did decide to allow the fish to continue to grow. We figured if he made it this far, he deserved to continue his life. Dad transported the fish back to the pond, and everyone watched him swim away.
The kids fished until dark with JJ catching a fish of his own. It was too late to clean it for dinner so he decided he is getting up early to go catch some breakfast and lunch tomorrow.