By Cheryl S. -
It was a
warm summer evening and my dad wanted to go salmon
fishing in Lake Michigan. So the whole family went with
him. Our first stop was E-Z Mart for a pizza and pop
dinner in the boat. Then to the boat launch in the
park. We headed out to the channel.
and I drove the boat while my dad set the lines. It
wasn’t long and we had a bite. We ended up with seven
salmon by the time it got dark. The cooler was full and
it was time to go home. My dad reeled in the lines and
we felt raindrops. My mom put a garbage bag on me and
everybody else had sweatshirts on. The rain came down
like it does in the shower. All the way back we were
laughing very hard. We were getting soaked. When we
got home we could wring the water out of our clothes,
but we did have a good family fishing trip.
By Lillian M. -
chilly fall morning, my dad and I went fishing for
salmon. I got out some tuna fish, mayanaise, and some
bread. I made sandwiches while my dad hooked up the
boat. I put the sandwiches in a bag and set them in the
truck. Then we drove to the lake. I stood on the dock
while my dad launched the boat. Suddenly something
pulled me into the water. I attempted to swim back to
shore, but it held me too tight. Then my dad found me
and pulled me out of the water. I was soaked. My dad
tried to try me off a little, but it didn’t help much.
He handed me my life jacket. I put it on. We got in
the boat and Dad started the motor. I was a little
scared of what was lurking in the water. We made it to
about the middle of the lake and dropped the anchor. We
got out a fishing pole, put bail on it and cast it out
into the deep green water. Suddenly something yanked my
line and pulled me in the water. My dad tried to grab
my hand but just missed it. Then he jumped in the water
and grabbed me and threw me in the boat. I got a big
cut on my leg from the thing in the water. Before Dad
got in, he looked back in the water to see what had
pulled me in the water. He could not see it because the
water was muddy green. Was it the Loch Ness Monster?
We will never know….
By Shane K.,
went to Canfield Lake with my three brothers and my mom
and dad, I put bait on the hook. The bait was a purple
plastic worm and to make the bait juicer. I got done
stringing the worm on. I cast it into the deep blue
waters waiting for the creatures of the water to BITE!
Then when I started to drift off into a daydream, my
pole flew forward and I awoke. Then I jerked the pole
with great force, the fish did the same thing ripping me
further into the water realizing he’s reeling me in
instead of me reeling him in, but then I took a deep
breath and knew that I had the strength to pull the
giant fish in but the fish didn’t make it easy. I kept
on pulling until he got very tired out and I yanked with
all my might to pull it in. Splash went the fish out of
the water. Then he went jumping on the ? sticky
ground. “Wooooooooooheeeeeeeee!,” I said seeing the
biggest fish I ever caught at the lake. I’m like a real
fisherman in that moment. My brothers finally see me as
a fisherman because I proved at that moment that I can
catch as big fish as them. I finally can say I caught
the big one because it was twenty-two inches long and
fifteen inches wide. That’s one tale I won’t forget!
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Off we went following the purple and pink colored
corals. Somewhere up in the distance I saw a dark
shadow. As we got closer it got bigger. I started to get
a little scared. As we moved closer and closer. I
realized it was just a whale. Whales are very friendly.
We said hi and moved on. Soon we made our way to water
spout. Squirt and I had know idea. Then something came
to me. If we couldn’t go through it. Than go around it.
It will take longer but I’m sure we can do it. Only if
we work together. And that we did. We swam as fast as we
could around that water spout. Now all we had to do was
follow the yellow and orange corals. Then we would be
home sweet home.
After we passed the water spout. Squirt soon spotted
yellow and orange corals. It felt so great to know that
you were almost home. Squirt and I spotted the cave we
had passed. We decided that we would speed by the cave.
It was I who spotted the colorful houses of coral town.
I saw it at the same time as Squirt. This time we really
did swim our fastest we ever had before.
We made it to the town in no time. I was so happy.
It was a great adventure. I will always remember that
So thats my story. It is what really happened in my own
words. It was an adventure I will never ever ever
By Hanna H.,
Blue The Color of
story is about the adventure my best Squirt and I Blue
have. This adventure is so crazy and thrilling it could
only be told in my own words.
Squirt and I are
best friends. We do everything together. I couldn’t
imagine life in the ocean without Squirt. He knows what
I’m feeling. He is always there when I need him.
Squirt is a sea
turtle. He is as green as the bright colored coral we
see. He even has blue colored spots the color of the
ocean on his back. Can you imagine that a sea turtle
with blue colored spots. You have to see it to believe
it. As for me I am the color of the ocean. That is where
I got my name. My parents said you looked so much like
the color of the water we had to call you Blue.
Everyone said Squirt
and I our unsepretable. It is true. We love to explore
the sea. But our parents always warned us about going to
The Deep part of the ocean. Big scary octopuses live
there. Nobody goes there never ever ever.
The biggest adventure started out one normal.
Not one thing was out of order. Until Squirt wanted to
go exploring in this new cave he found. He said it was
sorta by the Deep part of the ocean. What if an octopus
lived there I thought. Squirt could tell what I was
thinking. There is only one way to find out said Squirt.
After that being said I yelled out the last one there
is a rotten egg. We both swam as fast as we could. It
was very hard trying to be the first one there when you
have no clue where you are going.
Soon we got to the cave . It was big, dark, and scary.
It didn’t look like anything was in there. But you never
know. I was starting to second guess myself. What if
there is a octopus living in the cave. Before I could
think anything else. I heard a loud bang coming from the
cave. I knew Squirt heard it too because in the next
second I heard him yell, swim. I swam as fast as I ever
had before. I didn’t even know where I was going i just
swam. After a long time of swimming I thought it would
be okay to stop and rest. Squirt had the same idea. I
saw him stop behind me.
After a while of resting I noticed that it was a lot
darker than usual and a lot colder. I didn’t know what
it was but I had a bad feeling about something. Then it
hit me. We were in the DEEP end. It all made sense. We
were so scared we didn’t know where we were going. What
were we going to do. I asked Squirt but he did not know
what to do either. We were trying to figure out what way
we should go when a group of jellyfish were swimming by.
I was super surprised. I thought nobody ever came to the
DEEP end. I put that out of my mind and swam over to
them. I asked them where we were at. Sure enough we were
in the DEEP end. Squirt asked them how do you get back
to the shallow end in coral town. The first one named
Fin said just follow the purple and pink corals. Then
you will come to an underwater water spout. When you
pass that just follow the yellow and orange colored
coral. Then you will be home in no time. We said thanks
and left. When we were swimming away Fin called out and
said watch out for those big scary octopuses.
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