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Ready to take your child fishing, but don’t know where? Here is your guide to selecting the perfect fishing spot

Where Should I Take My Child Fishing? Selecting a location to take your child fishing can be one of the most overwhelming things to decide. There are so many things to consider that can make or break a fishing trip. Here is a list of things to consider and solutions for those concerns. Is the fishing location kid friendly? This…

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Bass Pro Drew Benton- Fishing Q&A

Bass Pro Drew Benton Bass Pro Drew Benton was nice enough to answer some questions about his fishing experiences with his dad and provide some awesome insight into the benefits of a father taking their child fishing. According to Bassfan.com Drew Benton is 26 years old and is currently ranked 70 in the FLW standings. His best finish was winning…

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Bass Pro Travis Manson- Fishing Q&A

Bass Pro Travis Manson was kind enough to answer some questions about his fishing experiences with his dad and provide some great insight into the benefits of a father taking their child fishing. According to Bassfan.com, Travis has fished for 3 years on the Bass Pro tour and even finished in 13th place in the Elite tour in 2011 on…

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Great Night Fishing With My Son

Colton was so excited to go fishing again in a boat so I decided to take him out in my 12 foot john boat.  First, I was surprised on how comfortable he was in the boat and not scared at all.  Secondly, I was amazed at how well my old Johnson motor ran, but the coolest thing was we found…

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Stop Wishing and Get Out Fishing….

I have heard several dads and moms comment lately that they wish they had time to take their kid fishing.  I was in the same “boat” several years ago and I found one thing that really helped make a fishing trip with my child come to reality was to plan a week or 2 in advance.  I pick a time…

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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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