Monday, June 13, 2011

Keeping My Eyes on What Matters Most

I've had a really bad case of fish fever lately. So bad , I can almost taste the tang of saltwater in the air. I need to get to the coast to chase some fish with teeth in a bad way. I've had a few weekends lately where I could have slipped away and left the wife and kids at home , but I do have priorities. Mainly , my son and daughter.

Right now , my son is at an age where he is really starting to get involved with fishing. It's very important to me that I pass on my love of the sport to him. Very important. So instead of heading off to the beach to chase the saltwater species I love , we've been hitting some of Virginia's state parks and farm ponds in search of "easy" fish. I think of it as training for the trips to the surf we'll be taking when he is older and a more seasoned angler. While I might not be catching the fish , I'm having a great time. There's just something about helping him fish with a Zebco 33 that I never get tired of.
He's so excited.

That smile means more to me than any fish I could catch.

My buddy's biggest bass so far!
We're making plans to get our lines wet in the surf over the next couple of months and my little buddy and I couldn't be happier. I think he's going to make a fine young fisherman! My little girl isn't far behind , but she needs to get over her fear of touching fish. For now , she's content to look at ours and run away screaming if the fish gets too close or moves. I'm just glad they both like the water and all things fishy , just like their dad.

Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. That's AWESOME! I bet your smile was even wider than his ;)

    I can't wait to read about the future surf fishing expeditions...it reminds me of my brother and I when we were that age and my pop-pop showing us the ropes of surf fishing, haha.

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