Pick Up a Rod & Reel...It’s Go Fishing Day...

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Pick Up a Rod & Reel...It’s Go Fishing Day...

No, I haven’t gone totally daffy (yet.)  Larry and I have been talking about children and how buried their heads are in their devices. And the discussion turned to fishing and how we wish more children had the opportunity to learn to fish.

 

I love to fish. Not crazy about removing the fish from the hook but that’s why I have Larry around, as well as gloves and a hook remover.  With the exception of certain fish, we are "catch & release" fisherpeople.

 

fishing

 

We tried once to take our grandsons fishing once and true to form, their interest lasted about 10 minutes. We will try again, though, because of what fishing can teach young people...actually all of us.

 

So what can fishing teach us?

 

PATIENCE

This is the number one thing that fishing can teach us, and goodness knows we could all use more of this.  But especially for our children where they have grown up in a world of Gotta have it now and I want it now.  

 

No matter how good you think the conditions are to catch a fish, they may not be interested. You can have the right bait/lure, for the right condition, and be in the right location and still not even have a nibble.

 

But what you don’t do is pull up anchor and move on after only one cast. You must be patient and consistent.

 

(Does this sound like anyone we know… Barbara Todaro ...master market-like-you-mean it agent?!)

 

BEING IN THE NOW

When you’re fishing, the best way to catch them is to experience their habitat. See the trees, look into the water, notice stumps where bass may be. If you’re out in the ocean, look for signs of birds, a weed-line, or flying fish. Even changes in watercolor can tell you something. Of course, the boat 50 feet from you reeling something in could also be a tell-tale clue.

 

(Haven’t we all learned about Being in the present from Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

 

There are all sorts of activities and experiences that can help teach us and our children about life and how to exist in it.   If you can, consider fishing.




After a day's fishing, I'll know the solution to something or have good ideas that were not accessible before. Angus Deaton

 

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Sharon Lee
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I haven't fished in years. I get the patience aspect but I like to throw the line out and catch one then rinse and repeat. No waiting involved. Lol

Jun 18, 2019 07:54 AM #10
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Hi Kathy,
We use to fish a bit as kids and there IS a lot to be learned from the strategy of it. I'm just not really good at sitting and waiting around for the fish to bite.  I'm involved in supporting the First Tee Youth Golf program which focuses on teaching kids 9 core values.

Jun 18, 2019 08:44 AM #11
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Kathy,

My father liked fishing, and I liked going with him.  It was not so much about catching fish, I hated the idea of the hook , worm, etc, so I just sat with him.  I loved the companionship we had in silence--two spirits united not so much by DNA but by a spiritual link that still remains in my heart.  

Jun 18, 2019 10:04 AM #12
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PS,

I meant to thank you for the mention on mindfulness.  Ron and I were discussing an interview Oprah had with Thich Nhat Hanh that Ron happened to tune in over cappuccinos this morning. A

Jun 18, 2019 10:16 AM #13
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Kathy I love to fish whether it is deep sea fishing or on the banks of a lake.  It is relaxing and I enjoy it even if I do not catch anything.

Jun 18, 2019 12:02 PM #14
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HI Kathy Streib - This reminded me of when My kids would go fishing.  They would follow the fish around the pier with their rods in the water!  My husband would tell them if you can see those fish, they can see you and will probably not be biting!

I am not really a fisherperson but I recall stories from my husband saying how calming it is to be there enjoying nature even when you don't catch anything.

Jun 18, 2019 12:36 PM #15
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I love fishing, but hate live bait.  And, there is no way I will ever clean a fish.  I will however cook them up wonderfully, and help you eat them!

Jun 18, 2019 01:51 PM #16
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Kathy how fun - a day just for fishing. I grew up on a lake so I love fishing (at times). One of our clients just bought a lake home and guess what the seller left behind for them......fishing poles!!

Jun 18, 2019 02:50 PM #17
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson it's such a shame that we don't see children outside playing like we used to. If they did, their devices would be ruined. 

Hi Nina Hollander I'm not crazy about freshwater fish but I will eat mahi-mahi and a few others. 

Jun 18, 2019 03:59 PM #18
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HI Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 Sheila, I've been known to pull out a book when we're out on the lake in a bass boat and nothing is biting. 

Wayne Martin We don't do as much fishing any more but may take it up again. 

Jun 18, 2019 04:06 PM #19
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR i get it about the solitude. When we were on the boat, I didn't even want any music on. 

Barbara Todaro I know you have to be joking!!!! Lake fishing can be fun. 

Jun 18, 2019 04:12 PM #20
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Ahhhhh Michael Jacobs but look at the wonderful story you had to tell. 

Roy Kelley we had fresh and saltwater equipment but only kept our freshwater gear. 

Brian England mainly saltwater dolphin (mahi mahi) and grouper.  Of course, we had to catch them first! LOL

 

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Sharon Lee that's where more fishing is needed! LOL

Excellent Carol Williams those are the kinds of programs that are so needed for our youth. 

Jun 18, 2019 04:17 PM #22
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I'm sure I was the laughing stock of Lake Conroe here when I would put on my Playtex gloves to bait the hook, but I didn't care. I wasn't going to touch a worm!  And thank YOU for teaching us about mindfulness. 

Jun 18, 2019 04:19 PM #23
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George Souto kindred spirits!  It's fun to see a bent tip even if it's on someone else's rod. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I do think it has a lot to do with spending time with someone special.

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Myrl Jeffcoat I have yet to clean a fish but have had to prepare Florida lobster. 

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 how nice to be able to jump right in and begin fishing!!!

Jun 18, 2019 04:26 PM #25
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Enjoyed reading this post about fishing, which I do not do. I do agree that there are all sorts of activities and experiences that can help teach us and our children about life and how to exist in it.   

Jun 18, 2019 07:39 PM #26
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Morning Kathy.

I haven't been fishing in such a long time.  I suspect it will be a long time before I go fishing again, if ever

Jun 19, 2019 01:30 AM #27
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I did exactly that yesterday fishing with my brother on Lake Texhoma. We threw back about 16 strippers that went over the 21 inch long limit becasue you can only keep so many.

Jun 19, 2019 09:34 AM #28
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Fishing was never a part of my childhood. As an adult I have very little experience...the only time I tried to fish with the kids, it was with a friend of mine and we had no clue how to put the worm on the hook and we kept breaking them in half. It was pretty funny. The kids lost interest really fast. LOL

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