Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Take Your Kids Fishing

Don't have kids?  Take the neighbor's kids fishing.  I promise you won't regret it.  We take ours whenever we can.  They all love it.  Once you see the pure delight on their little faces when they reel in a fish you'll be hooked too.

Growing up on the river I swam, looked for turtles, made mud castles on the banks and fished.  It is one of my favorite things to do.  It's in my blood.  And I love sharing it with my kiddos.

This past Friday night we had two of our three spend the night out. Usually we take this opportunity and go out to eat, but we decided we would just stay around the house.  We grabbed Conner's fishing pole and a half pack of bread and walked to the pond.  Where we live people feed the fish bread all the time so that's all we need to go fishing with.  We just ball it up and put it on the hook.
Like always he was having a ball.  And while we were out there some other kids came out to see what we were catching.  We let them take turns with the fishing pole and they were all having a blast reeling in the fish.  They even enjoyed putting the fish back in the water.  The slime was cool.  :o)

Even if fishing might not be "your thing" take your kids.  You never just might be "their thing."  You don't need much.  You can get a cheap fishing pole at Wally World for $8 or less and you can pretty much catch your bait in your yard - crickets, worms and in our case bread.  Matter of fact, the biggest fish I ever caught was on my son's Spider Man Rod & Reel.  I paid $10 for the rod and a small tackle box.  In the state of Georgia children under the age of 16 don't need a fishing license.  If you're in another state you'll need to check with your local Department of Natural Resources, but I'm sure it's probably the same in most states.

It's serious business.

He was all upset because the fish was real still and he thought he was dead.

Then the fish started flopping around and all was good. 

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