On Saturday, I went to a new spot on the Rum River with Catfish Jr, Fishing Boy, and my brother. The weather was great, and the fish were biting. I got the first fish, a fat white sucker.
Then Catfish Jr got on the board with a nice White Sucker of his own. It was his first ever White Sucker.
Shortly thereafter, he had another bite and felt a fish on the end of the line. He fought it in to the shore, right to his feet while I grabbed the net. Then his brother felt it was his turn to catch a fish, and tried taking the rod out of his hands. After a brief struggle for the rod, I netted it for Catfish, Jr. His first ever Shorthead Redhorse. Fishing Boy was happy to hold it for the picture.
Luckily the next sucker was caught by Fishing Boy, his second ever and PB White Sucker.
As the outing was winding down, and Pizza Hut was calling our names, I had a final bite. It was immediately apparent that I was dealing with the largest fish of the day. It was pulling drag and swimming this way and that. After a short battle, the kids netted it for me and we celebrated my first Rum River Greater Redhorse. Next time we need to make sure my brother gets one, as he was letting us have the best spots most of the time, Thanks Bro!