05-27-2005, 10:33 AM
Fished the little pond at Maydale Nature Center (Off Briggs Chaney Road, eastern Montgomery County). Took my 2 1/2 y.o. son with me. We both fished with Strike King Zulu's. He didn't cath anything, but he had some impressive casts for a toy fishing rod. I managed 5 small bass fishing weeds close to the shore. One of them caught on a small white buzzbait. I have never caught a fish over 10 inches in this pond, but there are a lot of little fish that appear to be pretty hungry. It was a fun trip. My son kept saying watch this whenever he would cast. And any time I catch a fish, he gets so excited, saying "A big bass". There were tons of good sized bluegill near shore as well. Next time, I may try my luck with worms an see if he can't catch one for himself.
Nothing impressive in the catch, but since S&K was chased off of here, there haven't been any reports. I guess I'll have to report whenever I get a chance to get out.
05-28-2005, 07:53 PM
The most impressive part of the report was that you took your boy fishing with you. He will never forget that.
God bless you, man.
Keep it up!
I have taken my son, (2.5 as well) out to Cunningham Falls twice this year. When I hook a fish I let him do the reeling and he thinks he's hot Shi!!. His line while fishing is, "Catchin up a big bass." I think with starting them this young, we'll have some serious competition in the coming years. He has already borke his Sponge Bob rod , so I up graded him to a 5.5' Zebco, spincast. July will be smallmouth in NY and he is alreay talking about, "fishing on daddys boat."
Being a dad is such a great experience and so is catching some fish w/ your kid!
06-16-2005, 09:01 AM
I took my 5yo son out on the Appomatox Monday night (7pm-9pm). He is a restless sort, but I like having him out on the water. Anyway, my 9yo daughter was working the back of the boat with a beetle spin, I was working the front, along the shore with everything I had, and I gave my son a nightcrawler on a bobber. Neither my daughter, nor I got a bite, but my son caught a 9 pound cat.
Great fight and he loved it.
I also had a fish finder rig on the opposite side of the boat, trolling the bottom with a night crawler and a shiner, not even a bite.
Heres to dads fishin with youngns!!