The Grandchildren were having their Spring break this week which gave their Mom and them an opportunity to come and visit their Meme and Pops. Their Dad couldn't make the trip because of work. Their next trip in the summer will bring the whole family. Our Grandchildren are the center of our lives just as our children were when they were growing up.
The fish wasn't huge but it's not always about the size fish the children landed. At their age its more about just being able to land a fish and that they did. We lost count of the hand size bluegill they got to touch. All the fish were taken on live bait in the form of juicy worms. The water was a cool 63 degrees causing the fish to hover on the bottom of the park pond.
The city was supposed to stock Town Creek with trout in November the plan never developed. Kids would have enjoyed seeing trout feeding in the stream. Some pocket holes would attract trout in the quarter-mile stretch flowing through the park. Parks are a substitute for iPhones that most kids nowadays are addicted to, including our grandchildren.
Even at my age, those little pan fish on a red worm are a blast. You hit the right place and you get fish after fish like the grandkids did. What fun.ReplyDelete
I live near a small town & during summer I often see youngsters walking or on bicycles toting fishing rods to the lake in the middle of town. It's good to see.ReplyDelete
Nice to see kids not on iPhones! That stream looks trouty.ReplyDelete
I wish more children were interested in the outdoors, nowadays it seems all they want to do is play video games and talk on their iphones. Thanks for the comment
I wish they had released trout in it for the winter months. Thanks for the comment
Landing those little gills get them ready for the big gills come summer, but as you said they are loads of fun even for us seniors---thanks for the comment
We parents need to support our parks at all levels of society and try our best to keep our kids interested in outdoor activities. If given the opportunity, the kids will love it & we'll feel better, too. You're doing a great job with the youngsters, Bill.ReplyDelete
It's a lot of fun spending time with them. They are only small once! Thanks for the comment