My son Tyler's first EVER wading trip!
This is my oldest son Tyler(8 yrs old) on his first ever wading trip. I took him out to my favorite strech of water for a morning of smallies. After showing him the basics(like not to cast into the over-head trees and dont fall down)We headed off fishing the riffle areas .This picture above is his first ever smallie on his UL 5'3" Fenwick HMX rod and Shimano Sedona 500FA using lures.We walked about 3/4-1 mile and he landed 6 Smallies, 1 Rockbass and 1 Pumpkinseed . He had 2 other smallies on, but lost them when they jumped and tossed the lures as we all know they are know for.The biggest smallie was about 11-12" but the size didnt matter on UL tackle small smallmouth are a blast for anyone, let along an 8 yr old boy who im hopin is HOOKED on stream fishing and will want to go again?...by the ear to ear smile on his face when heading home...the trip was a big hit with him.(JUNE 25, 2002)
Tylers 2nd smallmouth bass
I'd say that big smile and a nice (soon to be released UNHARMED) smallie, against that background says it all!!!!!!
My Son's 2nd Wading Trip!