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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summertime Activities - Fishing

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
To start off my series on summertime activities I wanted to start with fishing. This isn't just an activity for fathers and sons, rather it can be a whole family event. One of my oldest's favorite activities is spending time with me fishing. Even if we don't catch anything.

Fishing, the sport of ultimate patience, is also a great opportunity to bond with your children. Some of the best conversations that I have had with my oldest child has been around small lakes or on the banks of small creeks.

Now for this activity, check this link for tips on equipment and tips on fishing.

But to summarize all you need is;
  • A rod and reel and some bait.
  • A cooler with drinks and snacks for the day.
  • And if you are going to keep what you catch then you need room in the cooler, or another cooler, to put the fish on ice.
  • Also be sure to check local regulations for requirements on licensing.
For places to fish look for state, local or national parks in your area for those that allow fishing. You should be able to find at least a couple places, unless you live in the desert. You can also stop in at local fishing or tackle shops for tips and directions to other local fishing areas.

Good Luck, Happy Fishing and Blessed Be!

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