|Bella and her "Barbie Rod"|
The next thing she said took me by surprise however. Bella asked "Can we go down to the dock?" I knew she meant Stony Brook Harbor, which leads to Long Island Sound. I have never fished with her down there before... but a chance to fish a little more...who would pass that up? I have been doing real well with cocktail blues and there were plenty of snapper blues around so I thought it would be a good idea and it was only three minutes away from the millpond. When we arrived there were a number of people down there with their kids doing the same thing. The bottom line was that I pulled in one bluefish and Bella lost a plastic worm to a fish which made her scream with excitement. In the end, she told me it was OK she didn't catch a fish because she had a lot of fun. To me...that meant the world. It's not the number of fish caught that matters but the quality of the time spent doing so and the company who spend it with you. That is why a fishing trip such as this can not be beat and will always be treasured.