Today we went fishing! It was a bit of a challenge managing two kids, the poles, worms etc. all by myself, especially since my son has only fished one other time. But, I thought we needed to do something new and different and I decided to go for it. Let's just say, the fish were giggling at us and do high-fives while staying safe in their pond.
|Credit: Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation|
Even though our fishing trip wasn't successful in the usual sense, we still had a fun time. So, we didn't catch any fish, but we had some laughs. These are the memories that last a lifetime!
So here's how I planned our fishing outing:
1) I bought fishing licenses - state fish and wildlife agencies require a license, which gives you the privilege to fish.
2) I determined where we would fish.
3) I chose appropriate equipment. I used the old rods and spinner reels my parents gave me, but you can literally use a long stick with line tied to it. We used a good old-fashioned hook, with a worm attached (not a big, fat worm, but one about the same size as the hook). We also used a small bobber, but that isn't necessary.
4) The kids wore their PFD's, sunglasses, and a hat for safety.
And off we went on a fun fishing adventure!
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