It was his first fishing trip and his first fish. We went over to one of the lakes near the river. At almost sundown, all the turtles and birds were out hunting for dinner, so I figured we would get some bites. After several failed attempts at casting, he decided I should cast and he would watch the bobber.
At first he was scared to reel it in and handed the pole to me. Then he changed his mind when he saw the fish and wanted to finish himself. He got so excited jumping up and down, he smacked himself in the face with the wet fish!
I tried to take a photo and this was the best one of the bunch. Do you know how hard it is to photograph a fish spinning on a line? I don't know what kind it is, we looked online to try and identify it, but couldn't. I know the photo is blurry, but if anyone knows what it is, let me know. We released the fish back into the lake and it quickly swam off.
After that the turtles kept chasing our bait and I didn't want to catch one by mistake, so we called it a night. I was also getting bit by mosquitoes (forgot the bug spray). He has been talking about his fish ever since and can't wait to go again!