When I was a young girl, my parents often packed a picnic lunch and took my brother and I to a forest preserve to fish on the banks of the river. I think Dad probably spent most of his time getting my hook out of the tree branches above and I’m sure I talked way too much, but it sure made for some great memories. I can still remember the river bank, the stinky outhouses, the playground equipment and Dad & Mom just being relaxed. There were no cell phones in those days, so when we went, Mom had a true break from real estate calls and Dad got a nice break from the hot factory. I think sometimes in today’s world, we can forget to unplug and the importance of doing so once in a while.
We grew up on 10 acres surrounded by cornfields and soybean fields, but there was a small creek two homes over. Once in a while when we were older, my brother and I would sometimes venture across the street and over to the creek. The neighbors were super sweet and the setting was gorgeous. I don’t believe I went with him too often, but I have a very fond memory of brother-sister time.
We also fished in Wisconsin a lot. Often times, it was Door County, Wisconsin while camping in Penninsula State Park. (Gorgeous places to go, it’s been many years since I have been, but I highly recommend a trip North!) There were many Wisconsin fishing and boating locations, too many to share. But a great deal of my memories as an older child, young adult and while raising my daughters include time at a lake home. Memories I wish I had made more of, but am super glad my girls made a ton!
However, I don’t believe I have had a fishing pole in my hand since before July of 2005. It was such a big part of my life growing up and that of my daughters, but I have ventured away from it as I grew older.
Free Fishing Day may be a good time to grab a pole, pack a picnic lunch like Mom used to do and head out!
Many states offer a free fishing day where young and old alike enjoy a day of fishing without the need for a fishing license. In 2019, that day is Saturday, June 8th for Tennesseans. If you’d like to check for dates in other states, this website seems to provide a great list.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency offers a great deal of resources on their website, including this link for Kids! Go out, make some memories and take a photo or two like this one from about four decades ago. The memories are priceless.
Where are some great spots in TN to fish? Ask your local bait shop, or small gas station on the side of the road close to the nearest body of water near you….I bet they’d have some good ideas. But if you’re an internet reader, there are plenty of links to find top fishing opportunities on line.
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