Trip No. FW2405 Monponsett Pond (West) - Halifax, MA June 19, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 12:30am-2:00pm
AIR TEMP 66°
SKY CONDITIONS Partly Sunny
WIND NNE @ 17 mph
BAROMETER 30.18 +
WATER TEMP 67°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT N/A
MOON PHASE Waxing Gibbous
HIGH TIDE N/A
LOW TIDE N/A
Equipment Used:
Rod Berkley Bionix X12
  Type  Casting
  Length  5'2"
  Action  Medium-Light
Reel Zebco 202
  Type  Spincast
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength  10 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
                                   
3rd Annual "Father's Day Derby" Statistics :            
1.) Caroline Howlett                              
    Bluegill Sunfish     5.6"       4 oz. Live Earthworm N/A Still Fishing
    Bluegill Sunfish     5.3"       3 oz. Live Earthworm N/A Still Fishing
    Yellow Perch     6.5"       2 oz. Live Earthworm N/A Still Fishing
    Pumpkinseed     4.5"       2 oz. Live Earthworm N/A Still Fishing
                                   
2.) Kaitlin Howlett                              
    Bluegill Sunfish     6.4"       5 oz. Live Earthworm N/A Still Fishing
    Bluegill Sunfish     4.9"       3 oz. Live Earthworm N/A Still Fishing
    Yellow Perch     6.3"       1 oz. Live Earthworm N/A Still Fishing
                                   
Largest Fish : Kaitlin       5 ounces (6.4") Bluegill Sunfish            
Most Fish : Caroline 4 (2 'gills, 1 yella, 1 pump)            
Most Variety : Caroline 3 species (bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow perch)      
First Fish : Caroline Bluegill 5.3" (3 oz.)            
Last Fish : Caroline Yellow Perch 6.5" (2 oz.)            
SUMMARY :
Every Father's Day, my daughters take me fishing. Every year, that is all I want. This tradition started just months after Kaitlin was born and enters into it's third year in 2005.

The past couple of years, Caroline certainly had the edge on Kaitlin as Kaitlin was concentrating more on learning to walk and speak, than on fishing. However, after just 2-1/2 years, Kaitlin made her presence felt, not only catching her own fish and holding them, but by also capturing the largest fish of this year's derby.

I'm so proud of both of my daughters. This year we faced some rather tough conditions with a bit of a strong wind, but that didn't deter either of them from making the most of the trip and picking up some fish in the process. This tradition has definitely been started early, and the memories that come of it surely will last a lifetime. It is always a highlight of my fishing season.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
28 24 4 57 Hours 202 16 27.2" (6 lbs. 6 oz.) 3.8" ( 1/8 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+24 +20 +4 +38 Hours +168 +9 +12.7" (+ 4 lbs. 14 oz.) -.8" ( -7/8 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing