Written by: Jon Hill
Spring has gotten off to a great start here in Colorado, unlike the situation for some of my friends and family on the East Coast, where winter doesn’t want to end. To take advantage of the nice weather, I took my five year old son, Brennon, to a lake across the street for some fishing. As with most five year olds, my son’s attention span is roughly three and a half minutes. To make things easier for the both of us, whenever I take him out on the water, I make sure that the day isn’t about me fishing, it’s about him having fun. On this day he packed his backpack with things he wanted to bring to the lake—cars, superhero towel, construction paper, scissors and markers. I brought the fishing gear, pb&j, snacks, and water. We spent four hours having a ton of fun! He is getting great at casting his fishing rod with the fly/bobber setup, but he missed a handful of bites. Even though he has yet to actually catch a fish on his own, he loves to net the fish that I catch and had a blast when I handed him my H2 and he got to reel in the trout, as I netted them for him. When he wasn’t actually fishing, he was playing in the mud, sitting in the shade drawing, climbing on rocks, and playing with his cars. It was a great father and son day at the lake!