As time goes by, it seems that I get less days with my kids on the water so, when my daughter said "Dad I have Friday off, want to go fishing?" It didn't take much for a yes. I've been down after the gators a few trips in the past couple weeks so I already knew the season was running a little behind or maybe just slow. It didn't matter really because today was about father daughter time. As I expected, it was still slow down there, we decided to give it to 1:00. As is often the case, we ran a little over so, at about 1:15 my daughter says "well, it's past 1:00 dad?" So with that we all get up and head to the poles. Before we get to the poles I look and my daughter's pole is getting a bite. So one good hook set and the fight is on. She's fighting the fish about 5 min. Then she says she's getting hot, will I hold the pole for a second. Then the battle continues after she sheds a layer. Another 10 minute, "hey dad can you hold this again for a second?" Another layer shed and the battle continues. By now I think Kodi(my Lab) realizes this is gonna take awhile. The battle continues..... Another 15 minutes and some coaching from good ol' dad. "OK girl quit showboatin' takem to the mat." " OK dad." Well, we stayed a couple more hours with no results. Didn't matter, she got her fish and all I had to do was pull the hook. Best day this season.....for dad.