We hit the beach Tuesday to get some fresh fish. Once again, the gulf produced.
The set up is simple. PVC pipes hold the rods, pyramid weights keep the bait down, and a circle hook with fresh dead shrimp as bait.
The fish were really biting. I was going to have four rods out, but it became apparent I could only work two at a time. I gave Keegan his rod and he was soon shouting “Fish On!”
As I was getting Keegan rebaited and casted out, Oliver gets hooked up.
The little guy just played in the sand and collected a pile of shells. Oh, and a ball.
Bringing the dog is always fun, but you better have a plan for the sand she’s going to bring home with you.
We came home with some nice eating size whiting and so the cleaning lessons began.
We eat these guys grilled whole so all that is needed is a good scaling and gutting. Oliver is plenty old enough to scale a fish and can gut with supervision. Keegan’s a champion caliber scaler as well.
Who took you fishing first and what did you catch? Do you have any tips for getting kids into fishing?