This afternoon when I got home from work, Brayden was suffering from a case of cabin fever and wanted to get out of the house. He begged and pleaded that I take him to the park.
I debated back and forth in my mind whether or not to ask him if he wanted to go fishing. I knew that once I committed, I would have to follow through.
I'm glad that I did. We headed down to the local sporting goods store and purchased a couple of fishing licenses and headed over to the park with about an hour of fishing light left in the day.
I was just as excited as the boys and offered that we stop at the first available fishing spot along the bank of the local pond.
After a few casts with a bead head woolly bugger, I had a good tug on the line and set the hook. Everyone was excited as I pulled in the fish.
It felt like a good sized fish, relatively speaking. I saw that it was a nice crappie and let them know. I told Brayden to get the net and delayed the retrieval of the fish.
With Bruce's help, Brayden successfully netted the fish. Our first fish of 2017!