I elected to take the kids to a little park on a smaller area lake that was relatively close to the main channel knowing that this would be more favorable to larger predatory species instead of the typical backwater areas bluegill inhabit. It wasn't long before Trey was into his first bluegill.
|First bluegill of the trip|
While he was fishing, daddy decided to try his hand with some topwater action, and in short order landed the first largemouth of the trip.
|Wanting to touch the bass|
Looks like the question about whether to get her a Lifetime Sportsman License is answered. By the way, we got Trey one when he turned one, and it is an amazing deal for the youth of TN.
Trey had to reclaim his rod from Sissy, and that freed up daddy to throw the topwater some more. After landing a couple more largemouths, I get a ferocious strike and was surprised to see this come to the surface.
|A Smallmouth Surprise|
As is normally the case though, the temptation to throw rocks and sticks overwhelmed the kids and we called it a day. However, I feel much more comfortable taking my little buddy on more and longer fishing trips as his attention span and interest is increasing.
Until next time, tight lines and God bless.