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...
15 Years Later

15 Years Later

As a father and husband it’s amazing how fast time flies. My oldest is playing his second year of college football and we’re down to one kid left who needs to get their drivers license. Your entire life you hear folks talk about how you need to appreciate...
Raising an Angler: Picking the Right Rod

Raising an Angler: Picking the Right Rod

A very memorable fishing story for me, is the day we stopped by to do go shore fishing with some friends. Everyone seemed to be catching fish but that one poor guy with the bad luck. You know the guy who couldn’t net a fish in a trout pond at a sport show. I went over...
Raising an Angler: Picking the Right Lake

Raising an Angler: Picking the Right Lake

I love listening to conversations between my boys and adults who ask the loaded question that every novice angler and even accomplished fisherman can’t help but ask, ”How do you catch so many fish?” Their typical response is an Al Lindner bit of wisdom, “You got to...
Raising an Angler: Planning for Success

Raising an Angler: Planning for Success

Everyone says to take a kid fishing. There are public service announcements, pro anglers telling you that at the end of their tv shows, online videos and cool graphics in your favorite magazines and websites that tell you to take a kid fishing. I bet many of you are...