Today was great! We drove 2 hours to Palomar Mountain State Park and fished in Doane Pond. I caught 4, but released 2. Mindi kept one of hers, which is why I am holding 3 in the picture.
A really nice gentleman saw me struggling with casting, so he took the time to teach me how to do it, and I was able to finally cast successfully! This was, after all, my first time fishing in a place where I actually had to cast. The last time was in a boat, and that requires a different kind of casting (where you don’t hurt the other people in the boat!).