7.05.2013

His first fish....

What is a Dad to do when his almost 2 year old son runs to the corner of the living room, reaches in the corner, pulls out his Mickey Mouse fishing pole, and says, "Fish?"

This isn't one of those questions that has varying acceptable answers. There is only one right answer and that is to take the kid fishing! 

My wife and I did just that. We promptly jumped into the truck, stopped for a few worms and hit the local pond. He was instantly intrigued by the worms and wanted to throw them in the water. He definitely had the right idea just the wrong approach. 


After getting a worm on the hook, it didn't take long until that bobber went under and we felt a tug on the line. He reeled as fast as his little hands could!

Before you knew it, he had caught his first fish!


I am not sure who was more excited but it got even better when he said, "Water". With only an idea of what this simple word meant, I asked, "Do you want to throw him back into the water?" His response made me even more proud....."Yes" he firmly exclaimed!

I have been waiting for this moment since I first found out that my wife was pregnant. This is the beginning of many many trips to come and even more proud moments! 


10 comments:

  1. Awesome! Way to capture the moment of the first fish! I am hoping to get my son out in the coming weeks for his first as well.

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    1. Thanks Adam!! Just remember that you will have about 20 minutes to make it happen before he's bored and rather throw rocks

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  2. Hi, Nick. That picture of you, your son, and, his fish, is a once in a lifetime memory maker. Hang onto the son and the picture, they are both keepers!

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    1. Definitely! I think I'm gonna get this one blown up!

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  3. Sweet, I can not wait to take my kid fishing for the first time!

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    1. It's pretty awesome!! Mine got braver and braver with each fish!

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  4. Nick
    The memories you are making there can never be replace. I think you found a life long fishing partner there. thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill, I have been dreaming about my new fishing buddy all weekend! I'm already envisioning the transfer to the fly rod in a few years

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  5. He's so cute! At his early age, he already like fishing. What a great moment it is.. Someday, he will be your great fishing buddy nick. Columbia river fishing adventures.

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  6. Thanks Auggie! I am looking forward to some major father/son fishing trips in the near future!

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