Sunday, June 16, 2013

An Eventful Evening of Fishing With my Grandson


Getting to fish with my Grandson last weekend was a hoot to say the least. It brought back so many memories of some of my first trips with my son and daughter. We lived in Tupelo Mississippi at the time and we would go out to the local park on Sunday’s to walk the trails and of course fish for the many bluegills that was stocked in the small 3 acre pond.

Well all of those memories came back to me when Pops and his Dad carried Bryson out for his first fishing trip Saturday afternoon. His Dad told me on the way to the small pond that I was in charge of letting Bryson land his first fish. I had been talking to him for some time about this memorable trip and he was ready and pumped to go to say the least.

We begin the journey by digging in the backyard for night crawlers or red worms. The name didn’t matter to Bryson; all he wanted to do was grab the worm as soon as we unearthed one and pull it apart. I kept telling him we needed the whole worm to make a nice meal for the fish, but his theory was that if you break the worm into, it would make 2 baby worms. So with that sound explanation in mind we continue to dig for worms until we had enough for the evening fishing trip.

Upon arriving at the little pond I notice there were some small bluegill still bedding in the shallows near the bank. So I showed Bryson how to bait the hook and we made our first cast towards the beds. I had explained to him that once the bobber goes under he needed to start reeling, because that meant he had a fish on.

We were lucky to be fishing in a pond that had lots of bluegills, because within a few seconds, Bryson had his first fish with his Pops. I must admit it was teaching experience for him to get the hang of reeling that first fish in, but after the first catch he got better.

We battled mosquitoes, gnats, and extremely high humidity, all afternoon, but Bryson was trooper and so was his Dan and Pops. For me the elements were minor on this trip, because I got to teach my Grandson about the joys of fishing and how to enjoy the outdoors. I am looking forward to our first fly rod outing when he gets a little older.
One of many bluegills fisherman Bryson landed for the afternoon.
Is this little guy excited or what????? He is already asking Pops when are we going again.
Hope all you Dad's have a great Father's Day!!!
 


18 comments:

The Reel Fish Posse said...

Bill, that is a terrific post! Gotta' love the pictures and the smile on that little mans face. Bluegill have made many a fisherman or fishergal as they say. Keep making those memory builders and I am sure it will pay off.

Brk Trt said...

Outstanding!!!

Rick Kratzke said...

I don't have a grand son as of yet but, it is a lot of fun when I take my son.

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
I will remember this trip just like the trips my son and daughter made with me. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Yes that one word says it all!!! thanks for the comment

Justin Carfagnini said...

Bill, what a great post! The smile on his face is priceless!

Daniel said...

I hope you can get him out wiht you half as much as you want to. I would give about anything to have another day of fishing with my grandfather.

Bill Trussell said...

Rick
Nothing like Grandchildren, they keep you young. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Bryson loves the outdoors, and this trip was added plus. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Daniel
You are lucky to have fished with your Grandfather. I never knew either of my Grandfathers. Thanks for the comment

Justin said...

Great pics Bill! Looks like you had a great time with your Grandson!

The NOCO Nympher said...

Bill! Fantastic post! You managed to bring back memories of my first trip fishing with my dad and grandfather. You started another generation of fishing lovers. I had forgot how much fun "hunting" night crawlers used to be. Thanks for sharing buddy!

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Bryson is one happy little guy--he has a fantastic personality--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Noco
The night crawlers expedition was about as fun for Bryson as the fishing trip. thanks for the comment

J. said...

Oh Bill, That is quite a blessing! To be able to teach your grandson how to fish and watch him land his first fish, it all sounds amazing! I can’t wait to have a boy and teach him all about fishing, hunting, camping and football!

And don't underestimate the power of 1/2 a nightcrawler! My buddy landed a nice 2 lb bass on half a nightcrawler!! haha

Bill Trussell said...

J
Nothing like Grandkids --I am looking forward to many fishing trips with Bryson--thanks for the comment

Auggie Guide said...

Kids love to explore things, good thing your grand kid loves to do fishing at the early age. =) I wanna see more of your #Columbiariverfishingadventures.

Bill Trussell said...

Auggie
I think I have found a fishing partner as long as I will fish. thanks for the comment