This time of year the kids and I hit the flooded fields, armed with nets and smiles, hoping to run down some carp. It is always a crapshoot. One day the shallows might be full of fish, splashing and spawning, easy targets for fleet footed children with long arms nets. The next, the fish stay just on the edge of the grasses, in knee or thigh deep muddy water where we really have no chance.
Today was a mix. We got some chances at shallow fish, and Elia managed to net one (which she promptly named "Silly") but overall the fish stayed a little too deep. JJ had some shots and a few carp bounced off the edge of his net, but he had to be content to splash around and chase fish. Hopefully we get one more shot at em, JJ hates to be outdone by his sister.