We spent our Saturday dedicated to one small goal: to catch a fish! When you have little ones, and it’s their first fishing experience, you want to guarantee a result. We’re so lucky, there is a place close by where you can go fishing, where the trout are plentiful, and they clean the fish for you once they’re caught. Hagemann Ranch is a trout farm on the way to Bodega Bay, no fishing license is required, and they also supply the bait and poles if ya need ‘em!
Here’s a glimpse through the lens of my recently discovered iPhone app called CameraBag. I discovered it a few weeks ago and I’ve been having so much fun with it! CameraBag gives you a variety of different filters, ranging from ‘Italiano’ to ‘Instant’ (like a Polaroid) to ‘1974’. Here’s a look at our family friendly adventure through the lens of these CameraBag filters.
Walk the dock at Hagemann’s and you’re guaranteed a good time, simply bring or rent bait and poles. This pond is filled with rainbow trout just waiting to be caught.
We equipped our kids with a proper pole for their first time fishing.
A night crawler on a hook is all it takes to catch yourself a trout.
I asked my boy how big of a fish he caught today.
Me: “How big was the fish you caught Buddy?”
Boy: “This big Mama!”
Is it something about that Y chromosome that lends itself to exaggeration? Me thinks it so. My girl was excited she caught one, but a little too scared at first to handle it, even after it was cleaned.
if you’re in the area, take note, Hagemann Ranch is also a great stop for kids to stretch their legs, since the entire lake is surrounded by rolling hills and a grove of eucalyptus trees swaying in the coastal breeze. Bring a picnic or a BBQ if you’re inclined to stay a few hours, they have tables and grills!
We stopped in Valley Forge on our way home and snapped a quick pic. I think this is my favorite filter: 1974, or it could be just the craziness of this moment.
Once we got home, we put the fish on ice. The munchkins were so proud of their catch, and thankfully they didn’t develop an attachment as kids often do! How cool is the Polaroid style filter?
I coated the trout in bread crumbs and fresh sage, and fried it in a pan in olive oil and butter ~ what a delightful evening feast!
CameraBag is a great photography app, and it gives you a combination of many nostalgic filters. If you have kids and are touring the region, we recommend Hagemann Ranch for an afternoon of fun and good eating!
Another round of BOTB coming up next, be sure to check back later this afternoon!