I have always truly enjoyed spending time with my wife and children out in the open air. There’s just something about being with the ones you love and enjoying the great outdoors that’s just downright, well, right. Many of my fondest memories come from time spent out in the woods or out on the water with the wife and kids, and fishing trips make up a large part of my best memories. Over the last month or so I’ve been looking back over past family fishing trips and really putting some extra thought into them. The old adage “memories last forever” really holds true and keeps popping into my head, so I thought I’d share a couple of my fondest family fishing memories with you.
When my son was only 6, I loved taking him shark fishing. My parents would watch our youngest child at the time so my wife could go with us. When we’d get a shark run, my wife would get Daniel into the fighting chair for me and I would set the hook and hand him the rod. That boy would hold on with all he had and reel like crazy. It was a site to remember for sure. What really made it fun was that we would set him as far back in the fighting chair as possible, and then let him go. It wouldn’t take but a few seconds before his little butt would slide almost out of the chair. Of course, we kept him safe, but man, when his butt started sliding across that chair he would just start a giggling. He never let go of a rod and has caught a ton of sharks over the years. He’s now off into the adult world and trying to make a name for himself, unfortunately doesn’t have a lot of time for fishing anymore. Man, what I wouldn’t give to hear that little giggle again.
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