It's official... I BEAT THE SKUNK!!!
My family is absolutely loving this heat. Friday evening we went to the park and the kids played in the water attraction and the playground.
Saturday we went to Union Reservoir and hung out on the swim beach then went home to bbq burgers and dogs.
Sunday we went to the pool and I had "Donuts with Dad." They had a few activities for the kids and dads. We made our own bbq rub and the kids decorated some neck ties made out of paper. My daughter made a tie with a fish on it!
We spent a few hours at the pool then went home to bbq country style ribs and corn on the cob.
Ended our day at St. Vrain where I finally broke my skunk that had been going for a few months! I beat it in great fashion by catching a little 4-5" crappie.
Fishing was windy. I tried throwing a jitterbug for some topwater action but the wind was in my face. Had a few small bird's nests, nothing major but after a few casts I tried to parallel the shoreline and the wind took my jitterbug into the cattails or whatever emergent plant it was and I broke off!
Switched ponds to get away from the wind and threw a 1/4 oz gold Kastmaster. The submerged weeds were pretty thick but it was going well, no major snags.
I thought I snagged a weed until it started to wiggle and I got this little crappie! I was thrilled to catch anything at that point.
When my better half went to get her camera I let the guy swim along the shored, still hooked and it was interesting to see 3-4 other crappies come up from the depths to check out their buddy and swim around him. Quick pic and released him.
Shortly after I hooked up into what would have been my PB trout. Granted it was probably only ~2 lbs but he fought well on my ultralight. He made two runs pulling drag. I got him to within 10-15 ft of the shore before he was running circles in the weeds and he shook the hook... I mean I did a long distance release!
All in all a great father's day with the family.
At times I feel like I live with the paparazzi, she's always wanting to take photos so I make goofy faces and have fun with it!