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Thrillbilly
06-10-2010, 3:10 PM
So yesterday my 4 year old son asked me if he could go fishing with me. I was pretty happy because up until now he has not expressed an interest in going with me. This worked out perfectly as I started my 4 day weekend today.

I decided for his first trip to take him to a local pond. It was close to home so if he didnít stay interested we would have a short drive home.

It was pretty windy and cloudy when we reached the pond. I setup my SPL with a little copper john for some bluegill action.



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Despite the wind I had no issues casting the little 0wt where I wanted. It did not take very long before the first gill came out to play. I set the hook, and then I handed the rod to my son and helped him bring the fish in. He was so excited when the first fish was landed.



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We went right back to fishing catching lots of little gills. In between fish my son entertained himself by throwing rocks and such into the water.


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After a couple of hours it was time to go. On the way out he said that he had so much fun. He also asked when he could go again. I told him that I was very proud that he acted like a good boy the whole time we were there. I think I might see how he does on one of the local creeks on our next trip. This was the best fishing trip I have had in a while. Hope you enjoyed this short report.



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Black Majik
06-10-2010, 3:13 PM
Great story Thrillbilly!

donger
06-10-2010, 3:28 PM
Awesome. I fondly recall lazy summer days going fishing with the old man and my brothers.

Rusty_Buckhorn
06-10-2010, 3:37 PM
great stuff... another outdoorsman in the making:thumbsup:

gtturborex
06-10-2010, 3:47 PM
Awesome. I can't wait until my son(2) gets old enough for these kinds of things.

gunnerdan
06-10-2010, 3:49 PM
Awesome that you're sharing nature with your son. It's really a great relationship building experience and helps teach respect of the world at a young age. Flyfishing too! Great for understanding eco-systems.

I didn't realize it as a kid but I owe much of my respect of the world around me due to fishing and camping as a kid with my parents.

I bet pretty soon he'll be a fishhead like his old man

skanless
06-10-2010, 3:50 PM
Thats great.

Big Jake
06-10-2010, 3:59 PM
Very cool to share that with your boy. Thanks for sharing a great story! :jump:

jawbreaker
06-10-2010, 8:26 PM
Awesome. I can't wait until my son(2) gets old enough for these kinds of things.

Your son is old enough now, you may not get in as much fishing for yourself but the benefits your boy will get from the experience is well worth it. My son has been fishing on my boat sinc he was about 3 and has been on almost every trip on the boat since. Here is a shot of him with a couple of threshers when he was about 4.
http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz50/ronhuberts/thresher005.jpg


Good job on getting the boy started by the way. best times are happening right there.

Thrillbilly
06-11-2010, 10:44 AM
Thanks guys!


I am glad that he is getting old enough to take him on such adventures. It should only get better from here.


Soon I will need to get him into this hobby too :D



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professionalcoyotehunter
06-11-2010, 10:52 AM
Great job pops.

professionalcoyotehunter
06-11-2010, 10:54 AM
Your son is old enough now, you may not get in as much fishing for yourself but the benefits your boy will get from the experience is well worth it. My son has been fishing on my boat sinc he was about 3 and has been on almost every trip on the boat since. Here is a shot of him with a couple of threshers when he was about 4.
http://i812.photobucket.com/albums/zz50/ronhuberts/thresher005.jpg


Good job on getting the boy started by the way. best times are happening right there.


Man I would love to get in on this.

shellyzsweet
06-11-2010, 12:17 PM
awwwww!!!!!! Thats so awesome!!!!

jawbreaker
06-11-2010, 4:29 PM
Thanks guys!


I am glad that he is getting old enough to take him on such adventures. It should only get better from here.


Soon I will need to get him into this hobby too :D



http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/9d3dd4e6.jpg

He's good to go at this age, start him out with a 22 and he''ll be blasting that AR before you know it. My boy is 7 now and last month we were out with one of my buddies and the boy shot his 45-70 more than once off hand, I did have to take a little weight off of the front for him but he did it, and wanted to shoot it more.

Timberwolf
06-11-2010, 4:34 PM
Now thats what being a Dad is all about . . . I have pics of my first trip with my Dad and of my son's first with me. Hoping to get the oldest grandson involved in the next year of so (he'll be 4 in Sept).

tacticalcity
06-11-2010, 4:54 PM
Now thats what being a Dad is all about . . .

Word for word what I was going to say.

shoupdawg
06-11-2010, 8:57 PM
Great pics and story as usual...and makes me wish I could live in ID.

Steyrlp10
06-11-2010, 10:07 PM
Nice story -- glad you had such a cool Dad-Son outing. My dad started me on trout and catfish because my older sister is a real girly girl. Like your son, when I got a bit tired of fishing, I ran around looking for toads to bring home and freak out my mom. (I once conned my older brother into flushing out a garter snake to show my mom; I didn't earn the Favorite Daughter Award that day.)

Now, I get to spend time with my better half at bass tournaments. I don't have to hunt for toads anymore... he put some in our pond for me :)

popndrop
06-12-2010, 12:09 AM
Great report - very cute.

now more of the big huge trout pics...to make me envy you more.