Gone fishing

so, last week we drove over to Minnesota for a wedding (Sean’s cousin) and decided to head up to our friend Daryl’s cabin in northern Minnesota. the cabin is on Ten Mile Lake and Ten Mile is one of the prettiest and clearest lakes in Minnesota.

ten mile lake
ten mile lake

Daryl’s daughter and son-in-law, Kelsey and Brady, were also there. they helped us jet ski and enjoy the lake. but Daryl took us fishing and boy did we ever fish. i caught a nearly 17″ small mouth bass, which was the biggie fish of the trip (helped me convince my kids i knew what i was doing). we ended up keeping nearly 30 rock bass for a very nice grilled fish and veggie dinner.

fish dinner
fish dinner

fishing was definitely the highlight of the trip for the kids. JD didn’t think he’d ever caught a fish before so he was absolutely delighted to catch his first fish just hanging out and fishing from the deck shortly after we arrived. here he is right before catching his first fish (hanging out with Daryl’s dog):

a boy, a dog and a lake
a boy, a dog and a lake

and once JD caught a fish he had also caught the fever for fishing. JD and Ellie both loved it and they could have fished all day and night for life. in fact, here is JD late into the night fishing from the boat followed by Ellie hanging out on the boat with Daryl’s dog:

night fishing
night fishing

Ellie fishing
Ellie fishing

and since i posted 2 photos of JD, Ellie was mighty proud of the Sun Fish she caught:

Sun Fish
Sun Fish

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