Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spending Time With my Little Fishing Buddy


My wife and I spent last week keeping the Grandchildren and really found out what it was like to have small kids again. Not that I am complaining, my wife and I love our Grandchildren, but numbers of years have passed since our own two children were little. My wife pretty much looked after the baby sister as Bryson calls her while I spend time with him outside. I am sure some of you remember and even experience on a daily basis what a 3 year old little boy can do in just a day’s time. Since he and his sister were with us for four days I thought it would be a good time to work on Bryson’s casting skills using the spincast setup I bought him a few weeks back. This little guy really impressed me with his casting of the little 5 ft. ultra light rig. We would work on it everyday for about 5 minutes and then go on and do something else. I didn’t want him getting tired or bored with the learning process so a few minutes worked well for him. He loves the outdoors so I had a few activities planned starting with helping me shampoo the carpet in my boat.
Got to get the nozzle set just right for a light spray on the carpet
Finally got it correct after getting a wet himself
Getting all that dried blood, dirt and grim out of that carpet is a chore, but we both finally managed to complete the job, I must say it looked as good as the day I bought it. This is the 2003 Anniversary Edition of the Bass Tracker, which was the year they started welding the body, no more rivets. I bought this boat used off Craigslist four years ago and have really enjoyed using it on Smith Lake. As most of you know I use my 8 ft. Raider boat on Walker Lake for the big bull bluegills.
I worked in a short half hour trip to Walker Lake today before the Grandchildren came and landed a couple bass using poppers. I didn't have a lot of time so no boat just standing from the bank. I only fish this lake in the early spring, but today my excuse for revisiting the place was fly line. I was trying out a new line which is another story later on.
 

16 comments:

Dar said...

Fishing and little ones go together. All of our GrandLoves have the bug first thing in the spring. Some of the 11 even go ice fishing. Now, that takes fishermans blood running through your veins. I love to fish but not when its ice cold and through the ice. You will not find me there.
I understand the change, taking care of little ones at our age. It's exhausting. That's why the good Lord intended us to have kids when we were young and could at least match their energy level by about a third. Bryson is adorable.
BlessYa

Blake said...

you hit the nail right on the head, keep the casting practice short and fun ;)

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Bryson wouldn't get tired of the casting, but after 4 to 5 minutes he would start sticking the end of the rod in the water; which would tell me it is time to do something else. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Dar
Thanks for stopping by Fishing through Life. Bryson is a very inquisitive little boy. You have to be in pretty good shape to keep up with him all day. Thanks for the comment

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

Nice post Bill
Looks like you have a new fishing buddy or is that a buddy new to fishing. Either way works!

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

The nice thing about being a grandparent is that you can spoil the grandkids and then send them home. Might call it a parents revenge.

Mark

Brk Trt said...

Great stuff Bill. Grandkids keep us young.

Howard Levett said...

Properly tutoring the little guy will pay dividends in just a few years Bill. Good for both of you.

Sanders said...

Looks like the perfect little first mate...glad we got another one coming up the ranks!

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
I am looking forward to some great trips with Bryson. He will begin his trips next when he turns 4. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Our daughter and son-in-law tell my wife and I all the time we spoil both kids--they are only little once. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
You have to be in pretty good shape to chase and wrestle with Bryson. It is a good thing I go to the gym. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Can't wait for him land his first trout with the fly rod--in fact I already have it a 7 1/2 ft. 3 wt Temple Fork. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Sanders
I find myself doing things for Bryson that I never did for my son, but I was told that when he was born. Thanks for the comment

Gregg said...

Grandchildren are what it's all about. Thanks for sharing!

Gregg

Bill Trussell said...


Gregg
My wife and I look forward to seeing and keeping our Grandchildren anytime we get the chance. Thanks for the visiting Fishing Through Life