Jul 31, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT
When I was growing up, my buddy Pete and I lived with a two-piece rod on the handle bars of our bikes and we bounced around between three fishing spots including “The Crick,” where we caught small suckers and chubs, “The River,” (carp and smallmouth) and a couple small lakes where we caught panfish.
Along the way, we both learned to fish, and we shared many experiences that still stay with us today.
We also grew up.
Last night, I sat down with my young son Pierce to read a new kids book from FishingKids.com. “The Monster of White Bear Lake” is a tale about two 10-year-old boys who learn their neighborhood lake contains giant muskies, some of which make the boys’ lives very interesting.
I figured Pierce would get a kick out of the story as he had hooked and landed a giant muskie of his own this spring.
FishingKids.com is a new venture for Geoff Ratte, long-time executive formerly with the Water Gremlin sinker company. His goal is to create products (books, games, toys, apparel and gear) for kids that fish. His central characters are Spinner and Bobber, good kids who find adventure is a close as the nearest lake or river. In their world, every day is a good day.
To date, Ratte and author Mike Holliday have produced three books. Each highlight a different part of the country and the fisheries that exist there. Each title shared a bit of fishing knowledge, a few life lessons and a ton of adventures. They are a fun read for kids (and adults), and for only $5.99, they are cheaper than a good crankbait. To order, go to FishingKids.com. –Steve
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