Fishing after the holidays on the Nueces River

Boys Fishing in Corpus Christi

SONY f/7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO-400

For the holidays, the family and I went down to the Corpus Christi area, where we visited my family that lives in the area. While there, the boys wanted to go fishing. My dad and youngest brother, Julian, go fishing a lot, so they wanted to join them one afternoon. On an overcast day, we traveled down the Joe Fulton corridor to find a small park along the Nueces River.

Boys fishing in Corpus Christi

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Since the boys have never been fishing, this was a new experience for them. As you can see in this photo above of how my youngest son, Manu, was holding his fishing rod as he reeled in nothing on the line. This would be his last time because his attention span was taken over by his surroundings and went to go play with the sand instead.

Sand throwing in Corpus Christi

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My oldest son, Jay, had been the one adamantly asking about fishing and was really trying to reel some fish in. There was nothing on the line, but he waited for about 30 minutes before he realized how much fun his brother was having playing with the sand and abandoned his fishing pole.

In the above photo, you can see Manu and Julian tossing the sand while they leave their fishing poles in the ground, waiting for a bite on the line. The images I tried to capture were of the calm skies and trying to recreate those old fishing days I remember from when I was their age. The overcast day allowed me to keep the natural colors, and I sparsely had to change my camera settings.

Dad fishing in Corpus Christi

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Fish in a bucket

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The only difference is my Dad in the first photo, is now older than when we first started going fishing together back in the day. So the fish weren’t biting at all. Maybe it was the time of day, or perhaps the fish were away for the holidays. Fishing is a patient sport and growing up near the ocean, it’s one of the best ways to pass the time. We do know there were fish there. Another fisherman near us caught a medium-sized catfish.

Before we arrived, they had already caught some small fish to use as bait after throwing a large net near their fishing spot. I was working on some close-up photography, so I thought I’d share an image of the only fish we saw that day.

We spent about an hour out there with the boys. They were starting to become grouchier without a nap and throw sand in the water, scaring whatever fish that may have been near us. Ask the boys about the fishing trip, and they’ll tell you about all the fish they caught. Fishing teaches you how to tell tall tales.

Boys fishing in Corpus Christi

SONY f/7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO-400

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