With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Ice On The Pond

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ Ice On The Pond

Usually the pond at this park is full of Canadian geese, ducks, children, walkers and dogs. On this cold, March morning last week, I was alone except for a man and his dog.
Over the years, Daddy/PopPop has spent many hours here with our daughter, Abbey and grandson, Jared as they baited their little fishing rods with worms they dug up in the back yard. The sunnies would bite almost as soon as the hook hit the water.

John spent most of his time putting worms on the hook and taking fish off the hook!
While building this post I was reminded of the above photo taken on the bank
of this pond when Jared was younger.
Sweet moments!

How to Catch Sunnies
(from eHow)

Sunnies (Sunfish) are small fish (3 to 7 inches in length) that are usually very abundant in freshwater ponds and lakes. Fishing for sunnies is great fun for children and can be a great family activity.

Difficulty: Easy
Instructions

Things You'll Need:

  • rod and reel with fishing line
  • a small hook
  • a float (bobber)
  • bait
  1. Step 1
    Attach a small hook to the end of the fishing line.
  2. Step 2
    Attach a float (bobber) 1' to 4' from the hook.
  3. Step 3
    Put bait on the hook. Sunnies are not picky eaters. Some typical bait used to catch sunnies is dough, bread, worms, and small bait fish. Personally, I prefer dough because it is easy to find and easy to use.
  4. Step 4
    Cast (if need be) the line into the water.
  5. Step 5
    Let it sit. When a fish takes the bait and gets hooked, the float will go under water. Then reel it in.
  6. Step 6
    Sunfish
    Sunfish
    A good method for removing the fish from the hook is to grab the hook with a pliers (a needle nose pliers works best) and twist and shake it so that the fish falls off. Sometimes it is necessary to hold the fish and work the hook out.
Visit Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday for lots of fun shadow photos!

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I always love reflections in the water! Such great shadow shots for the day. You have a lovely family! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

kaye said...

loved this post, thanks for stopping by

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I enjoyed the photos and the story about fishing!

Julie Harward said...

I love shadow shots, I notice them everyday on my home. I loved the poem about God talks to boys! :D

Mary Lou Rutledge said...

I love the Gaither words. . It seems to be so very true. WE live on a small lake and take our Grands fishing too. Such wonder and joy.
God loves you

Sweet Repose said...

Shiver me timbers, girl you need some sunshine...so do I for that fact, cold and rainy here in Iowa!

I too have a grandson name Jerid, at age 22, where do the years go...

chubskulit said...

Beautiful family bonding, love the photos!

Shadows in the Park

Ralph said...

That is a wonderful poem, as the solitude and silence allow those who fish to better take in the God's natural beauty. The pond is fine for SSS, the best part of these pictures is the ice floes melting as Spring and fine fishing weather is not too far away...Grandpas and grandsons share a bond as did I (I was given my grandfather's name, a true honor). The learning from the experienced generations is wonderful!

Joops said...

Wish we could go fishing right now hehehe. Great pictures!


Sunny Outdoor Shadows

sarayutouched said...

lovely pictures and memories...

Mildred said...

Pretty reflections/shadows in the water. Funny how the weather sets the tone for our moods. The icy pond looks so desolate and quiet and the fishing pictures in the summer look so warm and inviting!

Patti said...

Yes, the beautiful reflections count for Shadow Shots ;-)

You have a nice looking family. And I can tell everyone had fun fishing.

I like the poem about God talking to boys.

Hot Fudge said...

Bliss - pure bliss. Aren't grandchildren the best thing since sliced bread?

Hey Harriet said...

Oh what a sweet post! I enjoyed the fishing lesson even though I never fish! That first photo is simply gorgeous! Have a great week!

hip chick said...

Great pictures. I used to love catching sunnies! So much fun.

cityfarmer said...

we're working on a fishing date with our four year old grandson ... I'm sure it'll be a hoot!

the sidebar is making me hungry and I only get 1260 calories a day ... sigh

Michelle said...

Nice shadow shots and we, too, love catching the sunnies!! The poem was beautiful!

Ann said...

Nice story and I love the photo

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