Remember when you were just a little tyke, waddling down the dock while you clutched your Mickey Mouse rod in one hand and dad’s fingers in the other? Remember how he threaded a worm onto the hook, cast out the line, then handed you the rod? As Father’s Day rolls around, don’t forget these moments – and while you should never let a chance to fish with Captain Dad go by, this more than ever is a great opportunity to go fishing with your father. As you plan your fishing trip, remember:
- If you’re a kid who loves to fish but your dad isn’t so into it, express to him how much better you could bond if you were out on a boat together, searching for stripers or prowling for perch. Then ask “dad, can we buy a boat?” at least 32 times a day, until he buys a fishing boat or you go off to college
- If you’re a kid who’s dad loves to fish and already has a boat, you should ask “dad can we buy a bigger boat?” at least 48 times a day, until he buys a bigger boat or you go off to college.
- If you’re an adult and your dad is older, consider buying a bigger fishing boat so he’ll be more comfortable.
- If you’re an adult and your kid is asking you to buy a fishing boat, remember that the greatest gift you can give him in life is access to better fisheries, and buy the boat.
- If your spouse is resisting the purchase, remind him that Mother’s Day is just 11 short months around the corner!