By Kurt Krueger
DID?I mention lately that the sport of fishing is one of the greatest pastimes ever conceived, a sport that meshes perfectly with family and friends who like spending time out of doors.
That subject was on my mind Memorial Day weekend as family members converged on Wisconsin’s lake country from all directions, including the Twin Cities, the Fox Valley and even Pennsylvania.
It was a treat just having all the kids and grandkids home, but that was just the start of the fun. It seems everyone wanted to get in some fishing. For a scribbler who doesn’t mind playing guide, that was great news.
Son Steve and grandson Alexander admire a 13-inch crappie the youngster pulled from a tree with a bobber/minnow rig. —Photo By The Author
The first outing was designed around the highest priority angler, grandson Alexander from Minnesota who, at nearly three years of age, is now big enough to reel in and boat fish on his own.
The excitement level was so high when the bobber dropped the first time he could hardly concentrate on turning the reel handle with a steady motion. He was white-knuckled on the rod as the weight of a nice crappie made reeling difficult.