My last day of fishing over the New Year break, and hands down my favorite came on Saturday January 2nd. I had my best and favorite fishing buddies aboard for the day. The kids wanted to catch some trout so I pointed the truck east out of the driveway and we were off to hopefully do just that. We made it to the ramp about 30 minutes later after a quick stop for gas and snacks. Having plenty of snacks onboard is very essential when planning a fishing trip with kids. If you think they eat a lot while at home, you should see what they can put away when they get on a boat! I’ll write more on ways to ensure success on the water while fishing with your kids later.
After launching the boat and a short 10 minute boat ride we were pulling into a creek that I hadn’t fished in several years, but based off of current conditions had a hunch would hold some fish. I pulled the boat off of plane at the mouth of the creek and stopped about 100 yards short of where I wanted to start fishing. I dropped the trolling motor, and while quietly making my way over to the spot, gave each of the kids a juice box and a snack. In this case, it was some of momma’s fried chicken!
They started catching on the very first stop and didn’t quit until it was time to go home at dark. What a trip with memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Gold Broken Glass Mirrolure 17mr’s and curly tail grubs did the trick. We didn’t find any big fish, but every fish is a trophy in the eye of a kid. Proof is in their smiles.