The girl who wanted to fish

Hebgen lake

Fishing in Montana … it’s on the bucket list of the older boys in the family. And when sunny skies and a calm, cool morning collided, they loaded up and headed out onto Hebgen Lake from Yellowstone Holiday Marina. The boys, that is. It didn’t matter that there was a daughter who desperately wanted time in the boat. It’s a bit of a boys’ club.

fishing boat

And they headed off into the morning …

… leaving her ashore with the little boys and the rest of the women.

dock sitting

So she waited and waited and waited.

fishing boys

Finally, the boys returned for a passenger exchange.


And she hopped into the boat, eager to prove her fisherwoman worthiness.

It didn’t take long.

German brown trout

Because as it turned out, she landed the best catch of the day.

brown trout at Hebgen Lake -

She caught a bigger, better fish than her dad, her little brother and her uncles.

german brown trout

The girl who wanted to fish? She now has a whopper of a fish tale of her own to tell.



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    Mother Goose June 27, 2013 (4:59 pm)

    So proud of that fisher-woman! She is so happy and she should be! It’s a beautiful fish!!!

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    Nanny June 27, 2013 (6:12 pm)

    Way to go oldest granddaughter. That is a very proud moment! Maybe you will have earned boating rights now!!!

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    Sally June 27, 2013 (8:23 pm)

    Way to go, Abby! Think the guys can handle being bested by a girl? Great looking trout – should make a terrific supper.