Leann Blasko ~ Salmon Fishing with the Family

Every October my family spends some time fishing for Salmon in New York, this year was no different. My husband and I packed up our three children, age 4 and under and met up with my parents, my sister and her family, and some extended family at camp for the weekend.

Leann's salmon, caught with a sleeping baby on her chest! Photo: Shannon Brandon

Leann’s salmon, caught with a sleeping baby on her chest!
Photo: Shannon Brandon

Fishing was slow in the morning so my sister and I decided to head upstream to see If we would have any better luck with the fish. I had to be extra careful in the water because my 10 month old daughter was in the chest carrier, so I had an added challenge to catching my fish this day.

She was a trooper she would snuggle in and go right to sleep to allow me to spend some much needed quality time fishing with my sister. Within a few minutes my sister got a huge smile on her face and pointed just a few feet away there was a nice big male sitting there ready for me to catch him.

As soon as I set the hook, things got interesting! He was racing downstream for the rapids, which I knew once he got there things would be twice as hard, as I wouldn’t be able to land him on my own this time. So the battle began to bring him back up to my sister, so she could land him for me. Within about 5 minutes my sister was unhooking him and my sleepy baby and I were able to get our picture with the fish we caught.

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