How olds your boy?
He's 11. We teased him about needing to be put back in diapers.
How did he do with it after that incident?
After his recovery, he thought it was all very exciting. He insisted that HE get to tell the story to his mother back at camp.
I'd got a bit worried about rinsing the blood of a perch after unhooking it. Decided splashing, blood, perch, fingers - not a good combo to present off the side of the boat!
Never thought about that... and I'm not sure I want to. Thanks for putting THAT image in my mind.
At least your kid'll have a good story to tell his buds for years to come!
Fishing stories are the best kind. As a father, I've come to realize that my parents were complete strangers to me. They never tried to relate at all. Good parents, but old school... I'm trying a different tact, and my kids seem to enjoy hearing about my multitudinous fishing adventures.
You ever see that video that came out on the net a couple of months ago where a guy was fighting a huge marlin for hours out on the sea and just as they got it to the boat tons of sharks tear the thing apart in a matter of seconds. All that was left was the head!!!
Have you guys read Hemingway's classic, "The Old Man and the Sea"? That book was almost universally hated by 13-15 year olds forced to read it in school, but I loved it. It was an epic story of a fisherman who eventually lost the catch of a lifetime to sharks. Couldn't help but think of that book when I watched that vid.
This was at newton a few years ago.. I filmed it.
Is it just me, or does that TM look like a happy little puppy with its favorite toy?