Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Our Fishing Trip in Colorado

My dad wanted to go to the mountains and do some fishing today. Everyone was invited so we all got up early and gathered the fishing poles and bait. My cousin Tyler and his little girl stopped by Wal-Mart to buy some food and kiddie fishing poles for the little ones. This was an interesting day because of all the interesting things that happened to us today.

First interesting thing is that we were up early and ready to go but got a really late start. Then we stopped in Antonito, Colo. on the way to buy some more food for lunch and ice. In the same town we stopped at the only gas station in town to buy our day fishing pass. That took a really long time.

When we finally arrived at Elk Trail were we had to find a campsite where we could set up the food and start a fire for hot dogs. The first site was really sunny and hot, but we stayed there, because we were all so hungry. When we went to start the fire no one had matches. My cousin Deanna had to go to another site to ask for a match. We should have known from our late start this was going to be a crazy day. Soon after we ate those who planned to go fishing headed over to the river to fish. The only problem was we left the worms back at my grandparents and my cousin Tyler somehow misplaced the nite-crawlers he bought at Wal-Mart. So we had to search under rocks for worms. The other half of the group went for a hike, but before they could leave they had to help my cousin Deanna get her keys out of her locked car. After a an hour or so of fishing and getting no bites we got in our cars and drove to Red Lake Trail where my family has gone for years. They have creeks running throughout the mountains and you can catch small brook trout. We learned that they loved worms over the salmon eggs we had. We spent a great deal of time searching for worms. As the afternoon went on and we had worms on our hook we did pretty good. Everyone one got bites on the line and just about everyone caught fish. Ashlyn caught her first two fish. Noah caught about six fish. He even caught a minnow that helped to catch a bigger fish. I caught four fish and then we called it a day. It was a wild day, but fun to be with family.

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