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MKE
08-24-2019, 04:13 PM
My daughter and I just got back from a hike and fish that I use to do with my Grandpa when I was her age and have done myself many times since. It's a 2 mile hike pretty much straight up and just under 9,000 feet in elevation. When we got there at 10:00 in the morning we jumped in for a quick swim to cool off. After we dried off I set up 2 rods rigged with worms the same way when I was a youngin with my Papa. It didn't take long and it was fish on! I caught 3 and she caught 4 all were released. The biggest was 17" and the smallest was about 9" and it had the prettiest markings of them all. Then by 13:30 the wind picked up so we made the treck back to my truck and headed home.

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Captain Compassion
08-24-2019, 04:23 PM
Pretty bows all. A hike along memory lane with your daughter. How cool is that.

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SteelyMan
08-24-2019, 05:31 PM
Nice day... And they look mostly lip hooked so they will swim again. 2 miles at 9000 ft,,, i wish i could !

Waterdog
08-24-2019, 07:26 PM
Awesome report and pics. Brings back memories of trout fishing trips with my dad. Thanks for sharing.

panther
08-24-2019, 08:08 PM
Good for you, MKE. I am 72 years old now. My granddaughter used to hike and fish with me in the Eastern Sierras from age 8-16. She is 23 now and a nurse in Salt Lake City. I live in California, so we only see each other now at Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or Easter. But we are very close and always will be. The talking and getting to know one another during the hikes...and then the fishing...they created a real bond between us. She used to fish in pouring rainstorms and not want to quit!

Your relationship with your daughter is going to be really strengthened by these hikes/fishing experiences.

soki
08-25-2019, 07:58 AM
Very cool, well done.

Mr Ed
08-26-2019, 07:21 AM
Reminds me when we would hike in to a high lake and stay over night and fish two days for "Gold".

We could swim in this lake that always had snow around it, or...............
hike back down to the parking area and swim in a low lake in a meadow area with snow long gone
for a little warmer water.

Love the flowers and animals and maybe a "Hummer" along the trail, as we put the miles on.
Most lake have a rock you can dive off of............. sweet and half the fun.

Catching a fish is a bonus.

Nothing like being young and listening to your teeth chatter, after a long, cold dip in Wild waters.
https://i.ibb.co/Y2Yvc1C/GT-3.jpg (https://ibb.co/7v87nZf)

fishwrong2
08-26-2019, 11:04 AM
Biggest win is having a daughter that’s into hiking and fishing with dad. Congrats on passing it along to the next generation. These will become the good old days. Enjoy every one of them.

Nice fish and report.

MKE
08-26-2019, 05:27 PM
Reminds me when we would hike in to a high lake and stay over night and fish two days for "Gold".

We could swim in this lake that always had snow around it, or...............
hike back down to the parking area and swim in a low lake in a meadow area with snow long gone
for a little warmer water.

Love the flowers and animals and maybe a "Hummer" along the trail, as we put the miles on.
Most lake have a rock you can dive off of............. sweet and half the fun.

Catching a fish is a bonus.

Nothing like being young and listening to your teeth chatter, after a long, cold dip in Wild waters.
https://i.ibb.co/Y2Yvc1C/GT-3.jpg (https://ibb.co/7v87nZf)Yep this lake almost all ways has snow on the side we fished with the exception of years of drought. Actually the fist thing I did was to put my 2 beers, our waters, and lunch in mother nature's cooler( packed snow) that was right behind us.

MKE
08-26-2019, 05:37 PM
Biggest win is having a daughter that’s into hiking and fishing with dad. Congrats on passing it along to the next generation. These will become the good old days. Enjoy every one of them.

Nice fish and report.It was a win for the day. First thing in the morning I asked her what she wanted to do and the answer was " I don't know". Then 10 minutes later she asked to get on her iPad and I said no way it's way to nice out and if you don't decided in 5 minutes I'll choose what we'll do. Well that went by and I told her to get her hiking stuff on because we're leaving in 30 minutes. It worked we were out the door in 45 minutes.

fishwrong2
08-26-2019, 07:07 PM
It was a win for the day. First thing in the morning I asked her what she wanted to do and the answer was " I don't know". Then 10 minutes later she asked to get on her iPad and I said no way it's way to nice out and if you don't decided in 5 minutes I'll choose what we'll do. Well that went by and I told her to get her hiking stuff on because we're leaving in 30 minutes. It worked we were out the door in 45 minutes.

Good dads take wins any way they can get them. My 10 year old announced “I don’t really like fishing, but I like being outside”.

We do a lot of “art” and “photography”, slow tubing/trolling, even some “cross country training” and “rock climbing by water”. Little brother gets in some fishing and she has to show him how it’s done.

Truth be known she can drive the boat, run a downrigger, cast a conventional reel, clip in a climbing harness and calls dad out when he doesn’t net a fish head first. Dad say “You’re right honey” and smiles.

Keep up the good fight. Sounds like you’re winning to me.

HeartHarlez
08-27-2019, 02:12 AM
I’d give anything in the world to fish with my Dad one more time.

What a wonderful day for you both. Beautiful. 👍