Raising an Angler: Learning Together

Raising an Angler: Learning Together

This last week I had the opportunity to watch my son Peter teach a seminar to high-school students titled “The Science of Fishing.” In his talk Peter talked about the importance of understanding the scientific method and designing fishing tackle. Sounds pretty...
Raising an Angler: Who to Ask

Raising an Angler: Who to Ask

Picking the right lake to fish can be a task that even on a good day can be tough if you know how to fish. Now, if your learning to fish and learning how to take a kid fishing, it can seem daunting. Add not knowing who to ask, makes picking a lake, with fish that are...
G’s Thoughts: You’re Not Really

G’s Thoughts: You’re Not Really

I had an interesting discussion with someone last week. We were talking about statements like these:  “You’re a volunteer, you’re not a real firefighter.” “You have a job so you can’t be in ministry.” “You’re at the bottom of the seniority list, you can’t be a...
Raising an Angler: Bobbers & Kids

Raising an Angler: Bobbers & Kids

It was a hot summer day and I‘ll admit my patience was pretty low. But I still took the kids to one of our favorite shore fishing spots for a night of fishing and a campfire. Peter was about three at the time and was showing his independence every chance he could get....
Raising an Angler: Having Fun

Raising an Angler: Having Fun

For many of you, you are reading this article because you, like me, have an internal, unquenchable longing to be in the outdoors. Others of you are reading this because you are looking for information on how to participate in outdoors activities for the first time or...

Tech Thoughts

I remember when I was in grade school I had a friend whose family didn’t have a TV because “there was to much garbage on there”. Fast forward 35 years and you will hear the same statement about the internet, social media, news, etc. I had the same question then as I...