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Old 12-01-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
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My daughter is four and like any father, I have been looking forward to the opportunity to taking her on a fishing trip that would allow her to really do it all all by herself. Knowing that fishing for whiting was probably perfect for this, I picked her up early from pre school and we headed out to the pier with her little pink fishing rod and shrimp.

It started off pretty crowded and slow. I think she was determined to catch one more then anything else and she insisted she held her own rod as she stood on my cooler. The fish were there and could be seen plain as day in the crystal clear water but they just werent eating well. After about 30 minutes (an eternity for a four year old) the first fish I had seen eat all day ate, and guess whos bait it ate...yep, my daughters!

The fish had that rod doubled over and was zinging out drag on her upgraded reel over the one that came with the rod filled with 4lb test. After some help, we get the fish up, and man what a nice whiting! I couldnt be prouder!

Her second fish was an absolute monster, MUCH bigger then the one pictured, her first. Unfortunately it broke her line as we were waiting for a net. Oh well, theres always next time. She finished the day with three nice whiting. Not to brag or anything but I dont think I saw anyone else pulling in any and especially as big as hers!
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
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That's awesome! She looks like she is having a great time!
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Congrats to both of you for some good quality time.Which now days is not very often in my case. Boys came into the picture.
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She's getting so big!
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Good job dad. I love good days on the water with my baby's
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She's getting so big!
She is, the last month or so she has been eating us out of house and home! Next time we go fishing she is going to have to earn her keep and we'll actually bring some home for dinner instead of giving them away.
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Congratulations to the young Lady JD. And good on you for getting her out there.
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Love to see kids catching fish! I guess its the thought of them enjoying it as much as I do.Great job.
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Love to see kids catching fish! I guess its the thought of them enjoying it as much as I do.Great job.
I agree with you 100%!

Imagine the stories she'll be telling her friends at school tomorrow! Good job dad, she'll keep those memories with her forever.

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Oh yeah, forgot to mention that Im positive I saw two juvenile permit.

They were about the size of a decent pompano but had black tipped caudal fins and large black dorsal and anal fins. Could it have been juvy permit? I saw a nice permit for sure a couple months ago so who knows....
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