There is a lot on my fishing calendar over the next few days. This weekend is the Denver Junior Bassmaster Club kick off which always includes a lot of free gear and yet another reason to visit Bass Pro Shops. Also, the junior club has a new leader, Curtis Welch, so I’d like to hear his plans for the upcoming season.
Then there’s the Larimer County Fishing Expo where I was looking forward to visiting booths and attending seminars, saying “hi” to Chad and talking to the FishExplorer staff and members. I was also looking forward to the casting competition and showing off my skills with my new St. Croix rod.
Being spring break, I was also looking forward to getting out on the water or to a local pond and catching some fish.
I’m going to miss it all though. I’m disappointed, but also very excited. I will be on a mission trip with my church to build a house for a needy family in Mexico. The house we will be building will take 3 days to build and will be VERY small – only 11 feet by 22 feet. To us this is no more than a nice sized shed, but this house that we are building will be a hundred times better for the family than where they are living now. I know this is a good thing to be doing for other people so that helps to offset all that I’ll be missing.
We’re supposed to take a quick trip to the beach. I have my travel rod packed and have done my research and plan to cast into the Sea of Cortez a couple of times. Hopefully I’ll catch something nice!