Last Saturday was a 1st. I got up at 7am ready to hit the water for some not-so serious fishing, in other words.... Channel Cats. I was lazy and laid around until 9am. At 9 I woke my daughter up and asked her if she still wanted to go with me, as she said she did the night before. To my surprise she woke right up and was ready to go. After the regular Saturday morning ritual of breafast at Hardes we hit the river. As I was putting the boat in I gave her the rope and said "Now don't drop this or the boat will go down river". Of corse as I am pulling the trailer out of the water & parking it, I see the rope laying on the ground. No harm, the current was low and the boat hardly moved. My girl (4 years old) was on the water for the 1st time. Our 1st stop was at a place we call "The Mellon Tree". This spot almost always produces 1-3 fish, real quick. This time was one of the very few times that proved not to be the case. I was a little worried. We fished that spot for about 10 minutes or so & then moved. The next spot produced. I had finished throwing out the three rods right as my wife called, which at the same time saw the middle rod go down real hard. I handed the rod to my girl and it was on. *Note: Next time it might be a good idea to fight the fish for a second or two before giving the 35 # girl a 4 # fish. The darn channel nearly dragged her in. She was a trooper though & got the fish up to the motor. I hauled it in for her. She was so happy. She had a big ole smile a mile wide. I had her sit down & I laid the fish next to her while taking a picture when the 2nd rod went down. I wasnt too concerned as I wanted a good pic , well then the 3rd rod went down. So.... we have one in the boat & two on the remaining rods that were in the water. I really thought one may have been a small flathead or a large channel by the way the way the rod & rod holder were looking/sounding, so gave that rod to my daughter. I'm not a quick learner, as this time I'm pretty sure she would have been pulled in had my boat not been a deep v (and good Lord I hope my wife doesn't read that part ) Anyways she finally got this one near the boat, so I did the rest. This one was prob around 4/12-5 #'s, but was one heck of a fighter, even for me. I also brought mine in at the same time. We now have all 3 fish in the boat flopping all around, myself a near 300# guy, my 4 year old daughter, my cell phone on speaker with my wife in the background... what a time. I finally figured everything out and tried getting a nice pic of both of us, but the timer and camera location would not cooperate. It took me a few minutes to straighten everything out. By this time I'm wishing I had gotten out at my normal time of 6:30 AM or so, not 9:30am, but I still thought that we'd have a big morning/aftenroon. We had been at this 2nd spot for only aprox 5 minutes and we had 3 channel cats all 4-5 #'s. I was wrong. My girl said "Well, I'm ready to go home". Huh? Yeap, she wanted to go home and in a true catfisherman fashion, to rub it into her brothers. Yeap, she had caught her 1st two catfish and only wanted to rub it in! I love it! After a call to my mom and dad, again to brag we were on our way home. 30 minute drive to the river, 40 total minutes of time on the water, another 30 minute drive back home. It sure doesn't sound right, but we had a great time. The next day, we went out gathering flathead bait and she tells me, "Dad I like catching the big catfish better than these little bluegills." Yeap, she just might end up being the truest catfisherman of all 3 of my kids!