Aug 9, 2009

Kids & Fish


Most kids like to fish at least for a little while. Thrilling excitement, concentration and fear all play across their faces as they feel the tug on the end of their line and realize that they are now connected to an unknown, unseen "something" down in the water.

This gentleman's congratulations became a bit much for his grand daughter and her snapper catch.

In the lower photo my nephew was proud of his first striped bass catch on the Sound. If I hadn't grabbed his pants I think he'd have gone over the rail when the striper hit the clam-belly bait. Upon returning home to Florida he told his dad that he wanted to live with his uncle Mark on Long Island :-)






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32 comments:

PA_Shutterbug said...

Both pictures are good. It is too bad there wasn't another photographer with you. It would have been a great picture of you grabbing your nephew's pants to stop him from going over the rail!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is a handsome fish!!

MzzLily said...

That size fish must have given him a run for the money!

Joei - Alvond said...

Hi Mark,
thank you for dropping by my blog and for following, I really appreciate it..
as I was browsing your blog dont just like it, but I love it so i followed you too.

You have a nice family too as it shows in your pictures.
so hope to see you again in my next post, have a nice day

-alvond

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Mark, Neat pictures!!! My youngest son STILL loves to fish--and his son has picked up the hobby. They both LOVE it--even when they don't catch much!!!

Betsy

Guy D said...

Looks like fun, great shots.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Esther Garvi said...

Nothing better than getting to fish with family as a kid!

Sylvia K said...

Great shots! Looks like so much fun -- and thanks for sharing it, Mark!!

Have a great week!
Sylvia

Robin said...

That fish is nearly as big as he is! Great catch - in both senses of the word - and a great choice for Summer Stock too :).

antigoni said...

What a big fish! You all are great fishermen. I love fishing but although we live in an island we rarely go on fishing because of the kids.

ewok1993 said...

What a beautiful post. If I would have been around a big fish like that as a child, I must have become a fisherwoman.

Texas Travelers said...

As the Mastercard ad says; "Priceless"!!

thanks for the visit,
Troy

Reader Wil said...

Yes children are proud when they catch a fish. Last year I went fishing with my daughters' partners and my six- year old grandson. He caught 4 fish and was so proud!
Thanks for your visit!

Jenn Jilks said...

Many happy memories around fishing.

Grandma Nina said...

Mark,
Thanks for visiting and Following. I've done the same. Love your pictures. And these kids are so cute. Yes, the visitors and kids are nice to have around, but I sometimes long for some very alone time.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mark: When you catch them that big it can spoil a kid. Really nice catch and neat presentation below.

Carver said...

That is a big fish! Looks like a great day on the water.

Irene Toh said...

That's a whopper of a sea bass.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Mark´s way of life. Great your world.
Luiz Ramos

Snap said...

I loved going fishing with my dad. I never caught anything, but it was fun and the scenery was pretty.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful world. It is nice to see that such young boy caught that fish. My 6 year old son loves fish.

Carolyn said...

What great pictures and memories. Nice fish also! Summer, kids and fishing are so Huck Finn. My post this week is about fishing and other boy activities. Thanks for sharing and have a great week.
Blessings and smiles

Arija said...

Your nephew is so sweet, proud of his catch but can't bear to touch it bare handed. It is such fun watching their faces light up at a bite!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Beautiful pictures and will be great memories. What a catch for your nephew!
Janice.

Dina ... UK said...

Wow! That fish looks huge, great catch...

SandyCarlson said...

The young child and the sea! Beautiful tales of success! Santiago would be pleased.

That child is proud! (I am glad you caught is pants.)

Indrani said...

One BIG fish!
That must have made the day. :)

Pat said...

Wow! That's a big striped bass for a 7-year-old to catch. He'll remember that all his life. This was a fun post to read.

Gaelyn said...

What proud and happy faces. Such a great world to live in. Great post.

Ashley said...

Wow!! Looks like fun! What a big fish!

Swarna said...

I don't blame him! I'd like the experience though I'm vegetarian :).

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