Never anything big though – and I made either my fiance or my brother-in-law take the fish off the hook because I couldn’t actually touch them.
It would’ve been gross, you know?
Anyway, that fear was apparently not shared with those at the bass fishing tournament this weekend sponsored by the Daily Item to benefit Newspapers in Education. They got right in there and plopped the fish into the weighing bags – grabbing them by the MOUTH.
I had no idea.
I took some Vine videos of the weigh-ins: Here and Here.
Apparently, that is the proper way to grab a fishie to weigh him. Who knew?
Here’s one of photographer Amanda August’s photos from the day. Enjoy.
I’m going to be hard to talk to for the next several days – My body may be here, but my heart is in Williamsport with the Little League World Series, which I fell in love with as a college newspaper intern, covering the news side of the games.
It got me up close and personal with the huge event and started my love for pin collecting.
I wish I could just take 10 days off and go stay there – but I can’t because I have a real life now with responsibilities.
So I am forced to watch the action unfold via social media until I can make my annual pilgrimage there to hunt for pins and have some fun.
The games get underway today – here’s some people tweetin’ it up from the scene:
He’s 17 and from Selisngrove and completed the first run last year as part of his graduation project requirements.
Devon said that he realizes how special and important the Wounded Warrior Project is and he simply wanted to give back. And, he said., if running 24 miles is the best way to do that and draw attention to the cause, he will continue to do that.
Devon was also joined by about 5 friends and family members, including his father. All of them should be commended for their efforts to run and raise money for a good cause.
Here’s the group celebrating at the end of the run, which finished up at Knoebels in Elysburg: