Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I Miss Fishing With My Kids

Hello awesome friends! How are you all doing? It has been crazy busy especially this week. With my new job, I hardly have time to write something. I get so exhausted, it's a good paying job but requires hard work. Anyhow, I was looking at the photo albums on my Facebook and found these old photos(2 yrs old) of me and my kids. We used to go fishing mainly to get our own fresh fish and for fun. Having to grow up in a country surrounded by water, we were spoiled with the abundance of marine products. We always eat and cook fresh fish, crab, shrimp, shells and etc you can find in the ocean. 

Going fishing with my boys



















When we moved here in the US, the only fish we can find in the stores are the frozen ones. Who knows how long it has been in the freezer. The fresh ones are  expensive too and there are only few stores who sells them and I don't usually shop there. So, one day I decided I am gonna go fish and get my own fresh fish. I bought a fishing license and fishing tools. 


patiently waiting for the fish to take our bait




















Here, we were fishing at Lake Michigan near the Electric plant. We never had any fishing experience and there was no one who can teach us how. Hubby does not fish either. One day, we met a Filipino friend fishing in the same area  and gave us some tips. He even taught my oldest son how to fish and I thought that was so nice of him.

caught a trout




















No, I didn't catch this fish  but my friend did. It was a 14 inches trout fish and the good thing was, he gave this fish to us. It was so good, cooked it for dinner.

ready to be fried
It had been two years since I went fishing with my kids and my license had expired already. Not sure when I am gonna go fishing again, maybe when my baby is old enough to go fishing with me. I am afraid if I'll take him now, he will be running anywhere and it won't be safe for him. 

I remembered, we had a great time. We caught some trout but it was  too small and had to be put back to the lake. We never really caught a good size one. Maybe next time, we have to know the right way of doing it. How about you? Do you go fishing?

49 comments:

  1. I love fishing. I always throw the fish back in though as I don't eat it. Fishing to me is relaxing. I have fished off Lake Michigan before as that is where I am originally from. Well Michigan. You can catch fish in all kinds of water down here in Alabama. Just stop on side of road by a creek and you got it. You can always go to Panama City and fish.

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  2. We have never gone fishing here, ang mahal ng licensya lol. I miss fishing, reminds me of my Dad from long time ago.

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    1. Parang ang sarap ipirito sis saka isawsaw sa toyo na may kamtis, yum!

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  3. I love trout! We fish off our boat dock but mostly catch cat fish.

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  4. I took my kids once, and that was enough for them.. i think it is so relaxing..

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  5. I have never liked fishing and was literally dragged as a child with my Dad. Of course I was the one who caught the fish which didn't make him very happy--but then I still won't eat fish to this day. He used to put them in a basin in the kitchen where I would make friends with them--then he would kill and cook them--------not good memory.

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  6. I love fishing with my grandkids. We live near the ocean so we get fresh snook, grouper, mahi, flounder and more!! Frozen fish? YUK!

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  7. We used to go fishing all the time. Not so much now that I am older.

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  8. We got our kids fishing poles 2 Christmas' ago and have barely used them. We so need to take them, they want to go.

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  9. I used to go fishing when I was a little girl, but I haven't been in many years.

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  10. Used to go catfishing in California....but haven't been fishing in forever.

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  11. My boyfriend is the fisherman around here, but he does it for sport. He throws them all back.

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  12. I have not gone fishing in a loooong time. I hope you get to that again with your kids. I'm sure it's going to be a blast.

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  13. I miss fishing as well. I went with my kids a few times but was always scared they would fall in the water especially my youngest. That's a nice sized trout!

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  14. We keep saying we are going to go fishing with our daughter, I haven't been since I was a girl.

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  15. We used to go fishing with my dad when my sister and I were little. We never kept anything we caught (probably wasn't worth it anyway).

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  16. This sounds like so much fun for the Family! Fresh fish is so yummy!

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  17. I have never tried to go fishing because I heard from my uncle that it takes such a long time before you can probably get one on the hook. How about you, what's the estimate number of minutes before you call it a success?

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  18. I love fishing with my kids. But we always catch and release. I am not a fan of fish

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  19. Fishing is a fun activity especially when you're doing it with your family. I haven't tried fishing before and if time permits, I want to do it too. The question is where to go fishing here in our country. Hehehe!

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  20. I loved fishing when I was just a tadpole. We used to use worms and black licorice. I ate one of them. I hope you say "gone fishin'" soon!

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  21. First I have to say NICE FISH!! Love trout fishing and fishing in general. I go fishing any chance I get. I find it so relaxing. It's my time to clear my head and just go ooohmmmmm.

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  22. We go fishing at least once a week. I grew up fishing and didn't do it for awhile and decided to start it up again this year. My kids enjoy it. Last night was there first night we kept our fish, we usually throw them back. We had a nice fresh dinner from it :)

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  23. I used to love fishing with my grandpa.. it's a nice memory! There is something so fun about it, even though I throw the fish back in.

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  24. I've never gone fishing, but it seems like a great way to unplug and relax!

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  25. While fishing isn't my thing, I appreciate what it stands for. It's a great way to get in touch with nature, spend time with the family, and maybe get a fresh fish dinner out of it.

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  26. I would love to catch our own craps and what not. I am not huge on eating fish but when I was little I use to go fishing all the time!!

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  27. Fishing is so much fun! And the fresh fish tastes amazing! I haven't gone fishing in ages either!

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  28. Michigan offers prime fishing locations - we are the great lakes state after all. ;)

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  29. I never had the patience for fishing. I don't like the smell and got sick on the boat too. Just not my cup of tea!

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  30. Great catch! I've never been fishing, always wanted to but someone else will have to bait my hook. LOL

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  31. What a fun family activity! I love fish, especially fresh fish! The taste is much more delicious than frozen :)

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  32. Thats sweet, and a memory your kids will always remember

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  33. Fishing is a great experience, even for kids it's always nice seeing them catch their first.

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  34. We haven't go fishing in a while, is hard with the kids far from us but my son loves fishing and he sent us a couple of pics of him and his friends fishing a couple of week ago

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  35. I remembered as a child I would do fishing with my cousins and I almost fell off the boat.

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  36. I love fishing. My grandfather taught us five kids how to fish at a young age. He used to take us fishing at 6:30 am in the morning. We all had a great time. Even though you didn't catch the fish it still is a great picture.

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  37. A very productive bonding with your cute sons. You even got to go home with something for dinner, regardless of whoever caught it... haha

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  38. A very productive bonding with your cute sons. You even got to go home with something for dinner, regardless of whoever caught it... haha

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  39. That's fun that you got to go out fishing. My grandfather used to go out on his boat and get perch. Oh, how the fam. lined up to get their bags for the freezer. :)

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  40. Congratulations on your job!!!! Looks like a lot of fun catching dinner!

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  41. I love the concept of fishing. Just don't like to catch actual fish. They creep me out.

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  42. We love to fish in Florida. Great memories.

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  43. I've never been fishing before but I have always said to myself that I would...one day! Would love to catch a big fish! Not sure If I would have the heart to eat it after lol

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  44. I took my boys fishing just a few weeks ago- we must go again! So much fun. We didn't catch anything but my oldest stood up and tipped our canoe...it made for a fun memory, swimming all the way back to our cottage lol
    I took the long way, instead of swimming straight to the shore (we swam from the middle to our place), just for a nice go and so we had some time to chat and laugh lol
    He won't forget that anytime soon.

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  45. I love to fish. I grew up doing it with my Dad. My kids really dont like it.

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  46. looks very nice! missing our farm in austrlia with river or creek around it my father and law and husband used to fish there though you can find fresh fish here in malaysia so i dont miss it much

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  47. I remember fishing with my dad. I'm so glad my husband takes my son fishing. It will be great memories for him when he is older!

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  48. Like fish especially the big one which makes my day. Cooking all along with my family.

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