Going Fishing….

Going Fishing

I absolutely love fishing.  I really do….

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I grew up fishing as a child when we would go camping each year.  And although my sister and brother would catch their share of fish, I never did….

It was really frustrating because I was using the same bait and fishing right next to them.  So as I grew up, I was happy to leave it behind.

Until we started spending time up in a small town in Arizona along Route 66 called Williams.  You see, my sister-in-law’s family owns some cabins up in the woods there and they graciously allow us to stay there each summer.

Close by the cabins are some great places to go fishing and 4 years ago, I caught my first fish.  It was a decent size rainbow trout and I was as excited as a little girl….I had finally caught my first fish!

So ever since, we spend time fishing up in Williams every year.

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Sometimes we have to leave because of thunderstorms, like the one that was coming in the photo above.

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The kids love fishing too and my husband is just wonderful about putting worms on our hooks….I won’t touch them 😉

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Last year, we caught 18 fish in a period of two hours…..I caught 5.

catch fish

But my son caught the most of all of us….6!

Even if we don’t catch any fish, I enjoy sitting and enjoying my beautiful and peaceful surroundings.  Sometimes in the midst of my busy life, I wish that I could just take off for a couple of hours and fish.

You know what?  I really could….we have stocked lakes just minutes away 🙂


So, do you like to fish?

Where is your favorite place to go?

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
6 replies
  1. FlowerLady
    FlowerLady says:

    What lovely pictures of your family doing something they all enjoy, fishing.

    It is not something DH or I enjoy doing.

    Happy Fishing ~ FlowerLady

  2. Bangchik and Kakdah
    Bangchik and Kakdah says:

    My late father was a fisherman throughout his life. To earn a living through fishing is a different thing altogether…. and to most of us fishing will definitely lighten the day!

  3. Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ
    Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ says:

    My dad was a great fisherman and he took us on many memorable fishing trips. Our only vacation every summer was a week of tent camping and fishing in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. We loved it and looked forward to our trip each year.

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