I took Andrew fishing

Andrew was all eager as we walked down the hill to go to the dock, he was talking a mile a minute while walking fast and looking at me the whole time with his silly fishing hat on.

Getting there

Getting there

But we weren’t there 2 minutes and Andrew was demanding that we go home. He didn’t like the idea of watching a stupid bobber, that got old real quick. After showing him a few fish I was able to buy a little more time and then I kept telling him “just one more fish” until he caught on that I kept saying that. So I told him “just two more fish” since I already said one more and that worked for a bit. I compromised and let him throw rocks in the water next to where I was fishing and it seemed to help the fishing.

fishing

fishing


fishing

fishing


So after a short stay I gave in and we headed back. After walking up the stairs and walking ten feet he got tired so we took a break and had a little picnic right there on the walking path, I gave him a hotdog sandwich.

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hotdog


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Then he wanted to walk alone for a bit so I watched him walk down the path, he kept yelling to stay there and not move yet. When he got to the fork in the path he ran into three ladies and he came running back. So we walked to the fork together and he stated he wanted to go to the other dock.

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I asked if he was sure and he was, so we did and I got a little more fishing in. As I was fishing and he was throwing rocks on the dock and in the water next to me a guy from the local paper came down and asked if he could take some photos for the paper. So Andrew was in today’s paper holding a fish in the air with his pole.

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When we left he made it to the path then laid down on the blacktop path and asked me to carry him back to the truck, he was too tired. I couldn’t do that because my hands were full already. So I let him rest for a bit, then coaxed him by telling him there was Tigers and Lions in the bushes. He didn’t believe me but it kept him going to the steep hill. When we got there I kept telling him I saw a snake and that seemed to give him enough energy to walk the rest of the way.

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I really did hear something in the bushes. I think it was the strange looking guy I saw at the truck, he came walking from the bushes in that area and asked if I had a cigarette. I told him no and quick sped off, but I wonder what that was all about. He looked like a homeless person and maybe we woke him up and he was sleeping in that wooded area that’s too thick to access easily.

All the Full size photos of Andrew fishing

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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