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First Boating Experience

On Saturday July 26, 2014 Colton ventured out on a boat for the very first time.  He is a rather timid boy to begin with when it comes to new experiences, so journeying out on a boat was an interesting adventure. The good thing about him being hesitant is he had no qualms with putting on and keeping on his life…

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Inspiring Fishing Dad post

I found this excellent article written in the The Columbus Dispatch by Rita Price that summarizes the main premise and goals of FishingDad.com.  There were many great takeaways from the article, but I thought one of the most interesting points was about giving the opportunity to actually communicate about what is going on in the kids life. Check it out:…

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Fishing Today

Went fishing today, what I thought would be the worst time, noon until 4pm. Colton ended up catching several fish, a couple perch, a couple sheephead and 1 nice bluegill. Things I learned today, kids need to be taught how to put on bug spray. He kept trying to hold it 2 inches from the spot he wanted to spray…

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What would you do?

Went fishing today and overall it was successful, which I will explain in the “Your successful stories” section, but one thing that was not successful and my son wanted to fish in a spot I knew didn’t have any fish. I figure we would try there anyway so he would be happy, but I’m wondering what other fishing dads have…

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5 Reasons To Teach Your Child To Fish

There is an endless list of reasons why to teach your child to fish, but I am going to focus on the 5 reasons that I think are the most import. 1. Patients- fishing will teach your child patients.  Depending on the age, it might not happen overnight, but once they develop that skill, it will help them for years…

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5 Tips To Making A Dad and Child Fishing Trip Successful

1. Depending on the child’s age, remember you brought them along so they could catch fish.  Do not plan on fishing much.  Any fishing you get in, consider it a bonus. 2.  Be patient- Fishing with kids can be a nerve racking experience that can test the most patient person.  Remember, they are learning so be patient.   3. If…

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