Friday, July 29, 2011
Take Kids Fishing!
Most of my fishing started in a small river down the street from where i grew up in Stamford, CT. The river had a deep pool that housed Sunnies, Bass, Turtles, and eels. My passion for fishing was born on this little no name river, and not in an exotic location with giant fish.
As a youngster i was lucky enough to have several people willing to take me on the water with them. As the years went by I was able to learn many other techniques from my expeditions and various teachers. Now, just shy of my 30th birthday I am able to give back to the younger people. I have been involved with the state of CT's C.A.R.E. program, which teaches children the basics of fishing. I have also been fortunate enough to know a few people with young kids that want to fish.
I will say watching kids catch their first big fish and a very rewarding experience. I did not catch many fish this week, but these guys did, and i got my clams. I encourage everyone to take a friend fishing. With all kinds of distractions now a days I believe it is more important now than ever to get kids outside. You never know, you could be making a life long friend.