Tuesday, February 4, 2014

10 Reasons to Take the Kids Fishing

Why should you take kids fishing? Well, we have narrowed our list to ten reasons; but if we left any out, feel free to share them with us.

  • Give your spouse the day off. "Happy wife, happy life."
  • Make it a game. You can quiz the kids on different lures, bait, and fish.
  • Spend quality time together. Taking the kids on fishing trips creates lasting memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Kids love being on the boat. Need we say more. Kid + Boat = Fun.
  • Enhances creativity. Take the kids to the bait shop and have them pick a fishing lure. You’ll be surprised at what uses they can come up with besides using it for catching fish.
  • Helps build character. Fishing is about patience. Untangling lines, losing your lures, or losing your catch. But it’s all worth it when you see your child smile and thank you for taking them fishing.
  • Test your pain tolerance. Remember to take a boater safety class and always carry a marine first aid kit. You never know when you’ll have to get a hook out of your finger or hand.
  • Become one with nature. Kids enjoy being in the elements. They are willing to endure the heat, rain, and wind as long as they’re having a great time fishing.
  • Great fishing tales. After a day of fishing, they’ll want to tell everyone about their day.
  • Keeps you humble. Keep the fishing trip all about them. As long as they’re catching or trying to catch fish, that’s all that really matters. Big or small, they’re just happy to be spending time with you.