Making memories in the summertime is something that we do often with our kids. Summer is not the time for my kids to be sitting and watching TV all day. I want their memories of summer to be filled with fun things we did as a family. We get 18 summers before our kids turn 18 and I want all 18 of those summers to be awesome! One of the things we like to do as a family is go fishing. Usually we go camping and take some of that time for fishing, but this year we have access to a neighborhood pond! We take the kids there for catch and release fishing anytime we want now.
One of our favorite things to do is to pick out our fishing gear! This year we have loved using the Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combos. The Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combos come pre-spooled with Stren fishing line and includes a fishing kit equipped with hook and bait. Stren fishing line is made in the USA (Spirit Lake, IA)! The kids got the Catch More Fish Youth and my husband got the Shakespeare Catch More Fish Lake/Pond. I have the super stylish Shakespeare Catch More LadyFish! The fishing combo makes it easier on us to get everything together for our fishing trips.
Fishing is such a great way to spend quality time with your kids and it’s important to have the right equipment. The Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combos were perfect for our fishing needs. The youth rod and reels were the perfect size for our kids to handle. The adult size can get too heavy for them to hold for long. Be sure to check out this fishing checklist for other great pointers!
My youngest daughter was the first to catch a fish on our latest fishing trip the other day!!! I couldn’t believe how fast she was able to catch one. With a little help from daddy she was able to reel the fish in and then he helped her release it back. Our neighborhood pond is for catch and release only, but it’s a great place to practice our fishing skills. My kids get so excited when one of us catches a fish and it’s fun to watch them all gather around to watch it being pulled in.
My Shakespeare ladies rod and reel is amazing to use. It’s easy to cast the line and on our last fishing trip I caught a fish right away! I absolutely love the color of this rod and reel and I know I will get many years of use out of it.
My youngest is still just a baby and so I always make sure to have things for him to do while we are fishing. A nice big blanket and toys are always a great choice for him. I also have him help me hold the rod while I fish and he loves to just sit there and help me!
We fully believe that personal investment in your children and family are much more important to them than any toy, video game or electronic gadget you can buy. That’s why fishing has become an important part of our family time and we always have a lot of fun doing it! What are the ways that you like to spend time with your family? Is fishing one of them? These outdoor tips will help make your next outdoor adventure a successful one!
Be sure to enter into the “Stren Drop a Line Contest” with a chance to win a dream fishing trip with a friend. How to enter: Visit Stren and upload a picture of yourself fishing and tell a story of your favorite fishing memory!