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Looking for a way to make memories this summer with your kids? Turn off the TV and head out the door to fish!
Every summer we take our kids camping at least once because we believe that one of the top ways to spend quality time with your family while creating memories is through outdoor adventures. This year we took the kids to Yosemite National Park to camp. The campground we stayed at had a river running through the middle of it. Besides using the river for swimming, many campers also fished. My kids spent most mornings and evenings watching people fish. They became intrigued with fishing and they wanted to try it out.
My husband grew up on Long Island, New York and lived just a few blocks from the water. He’d go fishing every day in the summer as a kid so he knows how to fish. I went fishing a few times in high school and always enjoyed myself so I was excited to show the kids how to fish. Fishing is a great way to connect with family and friends and create memories. One morning after returning from Yosemite, we surprised the kids with a fishing trip to a local park.
We live in the middle of a desert, but there are actually several places we found to go fishing. The closest one is a county park just a few miles from our house. We’ve been to this park a few times, but never to fish. The park has several ponds for fishing and there were plenty of other people fishing the day we went. Aside from getting to spend the morning around the water, we also saw ducks, geese, dragon flies, water cranes and even peacocks. It was one of the most enjoyable mornings of our summer.
Once we had found somewhere to fish, we needed fishing equipment. We used Shakespeare Catch More fishing combo. The combos come pre-spooled with Stren fishing line and include a fishing kit equipped with hooks, bait, and everything else you will need. The combos are available for both adults and kids. Fishing can be a personal investment in your children and family and much more important to them than any toy, video game or electronic gadget you can buy. My kids were fascinated by the rods, reels and all the other fishing gear in the fishing kit. They are now officially obsessed with bait and lures.
The Shakespeare rods were pre-spooled and my husband knew how to attach the weights, hooks, lures, and bobbers. After a quick lesson in how to cast, the kids were fishing. We taught them how to reel in and cast out again. I was wondering if they’d get bored quickly, but we spent two hours at the park and had to drag them away because it was getting hot and we were out of water. I know we have many more trips to the park to fish ahead of us in the years to come.
What better way to create memories than with fishing? Whether you’re a novice, or an expert, fishing is fun for the whole family! So turn the TV off, make a fishing checklist, drive to a fishing destination using these outdoor tips, and go #FishinForMemories with Shakespeare and Stren!
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