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With the weather warming up my son has already declared the start of fishing season in our house. We live in New Jersey so after our cold winters, we’re ready to get outside and play. Whether it’s a trip to the park or fishing at the lake up the street. The lake is one of our favorite places to be when the weather is warm. There is a gorgeous park right up the street with a beautiful lake for fishing and woods that are perfect for a nature hunt. It’s one of our favorite places to explore. Most nights, you’ll find us relaxing on the dock hoping for our next big catch.
My husband and son love to fish. In fact, fishing is one of our favorite things to do together as a family. My husband starting him fishing as soon as he could walk. Now they eagerly await for opening day to roll around so they can grab their poles, tackle boxes and head out for a day at the lake or the down the shore to try and make a catch.
Since we’ve had some warm days recently little dude has wasted no time to heading out in the yard to collect worms. He loves to get hands on and dirty and has no problem catching his own bait. Me, I’d prefer the the fake stuff but where’s the fun in that right?
He takes great pride in digging up his own bait to catch fish with and I‘m all for him learning through play and getting his hands dirty. Letting him be free to explore his interests and hobbies is part of growing up even when they are a tad bit messy.
Fishing is a great hobby to get your kids started with even if you’ve never been before! It’s a fun way to spend time together as a family and you never know what you might catch. You just need a few things to get your fishing trip off to a good start:
1. A good fishing pole. The first pole I bought him was one of those plastic character poles. I brought it home all excited and my husband looked at it and shook his head. The next day he went back and bought him a real pole. You can get a decent pole for $15-20 (sometimes cheaper). It’s better to splurge on a little bit better pole that they’ll have longer. Even though he couldn’t cast it great he grew into it. But he could still real it in when they caught something.
2. A tackle box. Pick up a tackle box to hold all the lures, bobbers and extra line they’ll need.
3. A worm box. If your kids like to get dirty then let them dig up their own bait. An inexpensive worm box will let their catches stay alive and keep them contained while fishing.
4. An assortment of bobbers and lures. With so many choices and many relatively inexpensive. Let them pick up a few of their favorites! You never know what you might catch!
5. A good laundry detergent. I need a powerful but gentle on his skin, laundry detergent to get those dirty, stinky clothes clean after a long day at the lake.
With all this fishing and dirt digging, one thing is for sure – this is one dirty hobby.
Coming in from a day at the lake means I’ve got two dirt covered, bait stinking, lake smelling guys whose clothes need to be cleaned quick!
I need something tough and gentle at the same time since my son has really sensitive skin. That’s why my number one choice for getting his clothes clean is all® free clear Mighty Pacs®. They’re convenient for a busy mom like me. I just drop one pac in the washer, add the clothes and I know they’ll be clean in no time. Just make sure you follow the directions on the package and don’t put too much in one load.
I picked up my all® free clear Mighty Pacs® from Sam’s Club so I don’t have to worry about running out before our next adventure.