Take your son and daughter fishing day!

With the weather turning nice and the ice melting off of the lakes, I’d like to suggest a “Take your son and daughter fishing day.” Before our hectic summer schedules suck up all of our extra time, remember to get out and take your kids fishing. Drown some worms, snag some rocks, hook some tree bass and maybe catch some fish! But most of all get out and share a great experience with your kids.

Growing up, my dad was not much of a fisherman, but he tried hard to introduce me to the sport and was always trying to teach me new techniques. From getting me signed up in a fly tying class, to introducing me to people that fly fished. He would milk any information from the guys at work that he could get.  Then we would go try it out on the weekends.  We may not have always caught fish, but it was always a good time and it was a good way to spend quality time with my folks.

Now I have children of my own and I have already started trying to get my oldest son introduced to fishing, the great sport that it is. If we can only get past the rock throwing – which I have to say, at the end of a day with no fish, is not a bad idea! – I am sure that he will become a much better fisherman than I am.

An important tip for fishing with your kids: Use barbless hooks! Not only do they make it easier to practice catch and release of fish, they also makes it easier on the catch and release of the fisherman.  How is it that the teacher is the one that is constantly getting caught on the hook instead of the fish?

Take your kids fishing. They will remember it for a lifetime.

One Response to “Take your son and daughter fishing day!”

  1. Sandy says:

    I’ve always been impressed with how strongly you bond with him. Not only is he sharing meaningful life experiences with you, but later he’ll cherish all these moments.

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