This could be just another "fish" story because I wasn't actually there (with my camera) to witness it myself. But according to Jay ...
... the boys were on the dock fishing. It's spring, so the fish are not very wary, and they were biting on every hook thrown into the water. So the boys were pulling out fish after fish after fish.
Big brother Jayden, was patiently helping Wesley put worms on the hook, and take fish off the hook - in between baiting and fishing with his own pole.
Every time Wesley caught a fish (which seemed to be about every 30 seconds), he'd shriek, "Dad!!!! I caught a fish!!!!!!! Come see it!!!!!!!" The shrieking went on and on for about 30 minutes as they caught fish after fish.
Then Wesley's tone took on a higher pitch and he yelled, "Dad!!!!!! I caught a fish!!!!!! And it's REALLY BIG!!!!!" Jay looked up to see Wesley's little pole bent in a big upside down "U" shape, with the tip of his pole nearly touching the water as he strained to pull up the fish. Jayden started backing away.
Wesley kept yelling, and when he realized that he couldn't lift it out of the water as usual, he started backing down the dock until he dragged that fish out of the water and up onto the dock. It was a bass - a big, fat bass that was at least 13"-14" if not larger.
When Wesley saw how big it was ... he dropped his pole and ran for the shore, leaving the fish flopping on the dock. He kept looking back over his shoulder to make sure that fish didn't get up and chase him. :)
Jay helped the boys get it off the hook - and after admiring it for a few minutes, they threw it back.
Then Wesley said, "I caught a REALLY BIG fish! DAD - GIVE ME A HUG!!!!"
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Mama bird has been very busy ...
I think she's done now.