When pushing a stroller around the neighborhood, taking my daughter for a walk, I’ve noticed that the fish in one section of our neighborhood pond will follow you as you walk around that section, to the point where they make tiny wakes trying to keep up with you. I guess someone’s been feeding them and has destroyed their flight instinct when it comes to humans. After I noticed that a few of the fish were big catfish I decided that it was time to educate them by way of the fly rod. Catfish are a lot of fun on the fly as is catching bream one right after another – at this spot you can do both.
Surprisingly once one catfish was hooked the rest scattered, the bream not so much. I can’t wait until Marin is a little bit older and I can introduce her to the sport as our neighborhood pond is the perfect spot to introduce a kid to fishing – non-stop action and right down the street.