Thursday, 16 September 2021
RiverBum Fly Fishing Gear

Pond Fishing With the Kids

COMPLETED IN 1828, AND DESIGNATED AS A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK IN 1971 TAKING KIDS FISHING IS ALWAYS A REWARDING EXPERIENCE

BUT IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO GET THEM STARTED WITH THEIR FEET ON SOLID GROUND, LIKE AT A POND WHERE THE WEATHER ISN'T A HUGE FACTOR AND IN CASE THEY GET BORED, THERE'S HOPEFULLY SOMETHING FOR THEM TO DO TAKE A KID FISHING IS A SAYING THAT'S AS OLD AS FISHING ITSELF AND ANYONE THAT TAKES A KID–OR KIDS–FISHING KNOWS THAT IF YOU WANT THEM TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE, THEY ARE GONNA HAVE TO CATCH SOME THAT'S WHY A POND IS A GOOD PLACE TO GET THEM STARTED, OR SOMEWHERE YOU KNOW THERE ARE A FEW FISH

YOU DON'T HAVE THE HAZARDS OF GOING OUT IN THE BAY TO WORRY ABOUT YOU CAN SPRINT FOR THE CAR IF MOTHER NATURE CREEPS UP ON YOU DOING THE BULK OF THE FISHING TODAY ARE BROTHERS AVERY, BRENDAN, AND CADEN, ALONG WITH THEIR COUSIN NATHAN THE BIG GUYS, 7 YEAR OLD AVERY AND 8 YEAR OLD NATHAN ARE GOING FOR THE BIG FISH, LARGE MOUTH BASS WE'LL START WITH THE LITTLE GUYS, 4 YEAR OLDS BRENDAN AND CADEN WHO ARE FISHING FOR BLUE GILL

FISHING I GOT A FISH! IT'S A LITTLE ONE AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LITTLE GUYS DON'T NEED A BIG FISH TO PRODUCE A BIG SMILE WHAT DID YOU DO? I CATCH THE FISH! YOU DID? YEAH WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO NOW? CATCH ANOTHER FISH WHEN I MOVE IT, IT'S A FISH! HOW DID YOU CATCH THAT LAST ONE? I JUST CATCHED IT OUT THERE WHERE YOU THROW IT

DAD, WHEN I MOVE IT AGAIN, AND I SAW A FISH! THE LITTLE GUYS ARE ALSO A SHINING EXAMPLE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THE LOSS OF A FISH YOU HAD HIM IT'S GONE GOOD TRY HOW ABOUT WE GOT TO CATCH ANOTHER ONE

WE COULD ALL LEARN A LESSON FROM CADEN OVER TO THE BIG GUYS AND WE SEE HOW AVERY IS HANDLING ONE THAT GOT AWAY CAME OFF, IT WAS LIKE SOME KIND OF BASS THAT STRUCK IT YEAH I SAW HIM I KNOW IT WAS A HUGE ONE

WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE BUDDY? IT LIKE TUGGED ON IT AVERY IS GOING TO KEEP AT IT BECAUSE HE'S GOT HIS HEART SET ON A BASS FOR THE MOST PART THE GANG KEEPS FISHING, WITH SOME TAKING A BREAK FROM TIME TO TIME AVERY AND NATHAN WILL KEEP AFTER THE BASS, AND BRENDAN AND CADEN ARE PERFECTLY CONTENT TO KEEP BATTLING THE BLUE GILL SOMETHING BIT IT

AND WHAT HAPPENDED AFTER IT BIT IT? IT GOT AWAY ANOTHER ADVANTAGE TO POND FISHING IS LEARNING PATIENCE HOW MANY OF US HAVE BEEN SKUNKED WHILE OUR BUDDY NEXT TO US IS HAVING THEIR BEST FISHING DAY EVER? IT'S HARD FOR YOUNG ANGLERS TO UNDERSTAND HOW CRUEL THE FISH GODS CAN BE SEEMS LIKE AVERY IS HAVING ONE OF THOSE DAYS, BECAUSE NATHAN HAS NOW FOUND A BASS JUST CASTED IT RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM

IT WAS FUN CAUSE I SAW HIM ATTACK IT AND I SAW HIM BITE IT THE BIG GUYS CONTINUE MOVING ALONG TO FIND THE BIG FISH, WHILE THE LITTLE GUYS ARE–WELL–LOOKS LIKE THEY'VE DECIDED TO TAKE A LITTLE BREAK AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHEN AVERY'S PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF IS THAT YOUR FIRST BASS? YEAH WHAT DO YOU THINK? COOL, IT'S COOL

NOW THE LITTLE GUYS ARE SITTING FRONT ROW TO GET SOME TIPS FROM THE PROS ON HOW TO CAST AND CATCH THE BIG FISH A COUPLE MORE BASS AND OF COURSE SOME LOST ONES AND IT'S TIME TO CALL IT A DAY AMAZINGLY ENOUGH, THE LITTLE GUYS DON'T REALLY KEEP TRACK OF THE FISH THEY CAUGHT ONE THAT'S IT? I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY I GOT

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY? 3 OR 4 ONE! NO I DID NOT WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FISHING? HAHAHA I DON'T KNOW CAUSE WHEN YOU THROW THE FISH BACK THEY'RE STILL ALIVE YOU LIKE THROWING FISH BACK? DAD I GOT I DON'T KNOW FISH YOU GOT I DON'T KNOW FISH? YES

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT FISHING BRENDAN? I LIKE CATCHING FISH IT'S REALLY FUN TO REEL ONE IN AND IT'S REALLY FUN TO SEE THEM SWIM AND IT'S FUN TO SEE THE BIG BASS CHASE YOUR LINE AND THEN TO CATCH EM WHEN YOU HEAR FEEDBACK LIKE THAT, IT MAKES A DAY OF FISHING ALL WORTHWHILE

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