Crabbing

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Chance with bucket of crabs

Our neighbor is a charter fisherman.  He works year round taking customers all over Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River to catch fish.  Sounds like a dream job but it is a huge load of work driving to make sure your customers from all over the country are catching fish in all types of weather including snow storms. What you catch has to be fileted and you must spend many evenings wrapping bait, crabbing, and drying the boat out for the next mornings trip.

We are surrounded by some of the worlds best fishing with Bass, Perch, Walleye, Salmon, and probably others I have no idea about.  Sadly I have never acquired a taste for seafood of any type.  We have a few fish fry picnics a year.  I am told there is no better fish than what he brings as it’s fresh!

Last night his family went “crabbing” (turning over rocks in shallow waters and on the shore) to catch some crabs for bait.  They took my son along to help.  He had a wonderful time and loved every minute of it!!  Here are some of the pictures of their trip to the shore of the Niagara River surrounding our island to crab.   Photos courtesy of Julie Cinelli (his wife).

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How lucky are these kids to have this life!! 

 

Sunset Fishing and Friends

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Chase at the end of our street (that is Canada in the distance)

The man of the house had to take a quick overnight trip out of town tonight for work leaving me to handle daughters voice lessons, dinner, homework, studying, and nightly animal chores/stall cleaning.  My neighbor stepped in and took the kids on their bikes to the end of our street so they could fish and hang out in the Niagara River.  This is a little over a mile from our ranch.

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Chase and neighbor Parker

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Parker helping bait Chase’s pole

These pictures are a reminder of what young friendship is all about and a reminder of how blessed we are to live where we live 🙂