Sometimes you have to wait….                 From Fishing 


…and wait….                                  From Fishing 


And sometimes, it pays off!                     From Fishing 


She had been asking if she could go fishing with Grandpa since the beginning of the month. When she gets it into her head she wants to do something, you will not hear the end of it until it happens or she comes up with something else she wants to do more. When Dad came back into town, she got her chance. They arose early in the morning and drove down to the Salt River near Saguaro Lake and found the perfect spot near a bend in the river. She told me about how she watched the water make paths through the rocks and how it looked like leaves were playing tag with each other as they skimmed the surface over the rapids. She told me about having to use the “trashcan potty” but said it was worth it to be able to spend the morning out there. Grandpa told her stories about when I was her age and showed her how to properly cast her line. In the end, she was the only one who caught a fish. It was a large-mouthed bass and she is enormously proud. It makes me smile just to think of that beautiful look of pure unadulterated joy on her face. She asked if she could hold it and be the one to let it swim away. She pet it briefly before setting it free and said it was scaly one way, but “slimy and lovely” the other way. She can’t wait to go back.


  1. Cari says:

    How awesome!!! She caught one!!!! Way to go!!

  2. okiewife says:

    My great grandkids love to fish, but I’m happy to stay home and let the parents take them. I hope LO didn’t kiss the fish before letting it go like one of my grandkids did. I have a photo as proof-lol

  3. Nancy Nemitz says:

    Jeff had fun, too. I remember one of you getting so excited when you caught a fish that you ran up the bank with the pole and pulled the fish out of the water rather than reeling it in. Mom

    • SarahBee (@SarahBeeC) says:

      Haha! Yes, I had forgotten about that. It was I who ran up the shore, clutching my Snoopy rod and reel, and dragging that poor fish over the rocks in my excitement.

  4. Sarah Salter says:

    Love, love, love! the story! And the pictures are so perfect! Great, great post, Sarah & LO! :)

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