Our 2009 season of Fishers of Men started this weekend. What is a lot of work for me and Joel is a vacation for Possum and Squirrel! This weekend we were at Dale Hollow Lake and stayed on Trooper Island. This is a camp for underprivileged kids that is owned by the Kentucky State Police. It is located on an island on Dale Hollow. We had our Friday night meeting there and then any of the anglers who wanted could spend the night in one of the cabins. The island had a great playground for the kids and of course they could go down to the bank and fish. We had such a good time staying on Trooper Island. The kids didn't want to leave.
By the time the 3:00 weigh-in came today the kids were worn out. The last picture shows how tired Possum truly was. He quickly cheered up when the fish started rolling in. His job was to sit on the counter and count the fish to make sure Daddy and Mr. Bill didn't mess up. He took this job very seriously. When the weigh-in was over and we were all packed up to leave, Possum and Squirrel didn't want to leave. They wanted to go back to our cabin on Trooper Island! We packed them up anyways and we weren't five minutes down the road and they were sound asleep. When we had gotten home and were unpacking they kept thanking us for the fun time they had this weekend. They are already looking forward to their next "vacation" at Fishers of Men!