My first fish! It was a Perch. My second fish was a catfish!!!!!! It put up quite a fight... But eventually I pulled it in. It was so satisfying to fight the big old fish and win! On my first fish, I grabbed the body, Dad saw that and said not to do that because you could get finned. I wondered what he meant by that, and soon found out. the fish flopped onto the ground and forgetting what he said, I reached down and tried to pick it up by its body. As soon as my hand closed over it, pain seared my hand. Ignoring it I picked up the fish and threw put it in the water. After that, I learned to respect this defense strategy of fish. I will never do that again! Dad would not let me handle the catfish, he said that it could really tear me up. I will post pics of my first and second fish, as well as a fish that I have no idea what it is. I caught another perch, a trout, and a few more. Fishing sure was good today!