My Dad and I went to Forest Park Fish Hatchery for the "CPR" Program to learn about the different types of fish during the Catch, Photo and Release Contest.
My Dad is Assistant Den Leader for Den 10 Pack 425 and I am a Wolf Scout in Den 10 Pack 425. I learned how to install a bobber stop, bobber, swivel, bead weights and make a leader line to attach the hook to the swivel. After casting my line, we sat and waited while watching the bobber. I seen the bobber start to move as the fish were nibbling on the bait and all the sudden it went under. I grabbed my rod and gently started reeling in and the fish took the bait, I tugged and it hooked the fish. As I reeled it in I could see it was a small fish about 6 inches long, It was a Bluegill. I held up my catch to get my picture taken then My Dad showed me how to gently remove the hook and release the fish back into the water as I watched the fish swim off really fast.
After checking to see if the bait was still good, I casted out again and shortly after I caught another fish, a Bluegill, it was about the same size as the first one I caught. We took another picture and released the fish back into the water then cast back out again. I had lots of fun today and was excited to catch some fish today. Afterwards My Dad and I ate a hotdog and rehydrated with a bottle of water before Heading back home. It was an exciting day and I look forwards to fishing more this summer.