Last Sunday, my wife and I agreed to watch our friend's kid that day while her mom was in town for a work trip. As part of my community service (wink wink) I decided to take her to Wash Park for some fishing.
She caught two nice Crappies in less than 30 minutes. Coincidentally, here was a walk relay event going on and several people applauded and ran up to clap her hands while reeling in these fun panfish. As you can see, she did not want to touch the fish haha.
It felt so fulfilling seeing a younger generation get as much, if not more, satisfaction from being outdoors and fishing. With so many technological devices distracting children from being adventurous it's our duty to pass down our healthy passions to emerging ages. It's a cycle that I hold close to my heart as my father taught me the same. Hope she's fishing some more back home in Oklahoma.
P.S. I'm signing up for more babysitting opportunities if it gets me more excuses to be on the water some more lol. Come on 2-month old son........grow........get big.....you have a Spiderman fishing pole waiting for you!!!!!!