Well, Kaden caught a Largemouth today… with his cane pole.

Posted June 9, 2015 by AJ Hauser | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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So without realizing it, when I got back into fishing I started to talk with my Grandpa about the trips – a lot. Each time we went I would send him a summary – I would ask him for advice and discuss what did and did not work. Now that I’m going over old material it’s fun to see how things went. This is one of those letters:


Hey Grandpa,
We’ve been up and the north woods for a few days. God’s country. We took Kaden out this evening to fish for some panfish with his little cane pole. We sat on the dock putting worms on his little tiny hook together, and after about 10 minutes of runts (that made him giggle and smile) we caught a really nice largemouth.

(Largemouth Bass Smashing Video)

I thought the pole was going to break – it cracked and creaked as the fish pulled away, like it was in pain. After about 30 seconds the fish came to the surface glistening green as the sun was setting. I looked up and I could see the excitement in my son’s eyes and at that moment I realized why I fish. It’s not about the fish, it’s about the memories. He was so excited he gave the thing a kiss… then he tried to throw it back right away!


Hilarious stuff.

All in all if this is any indication of how this vacation will go – we’re in for quite the trip.

I’ll talk to you guys soon.
Love to you and Grandma.

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AJ Hauser is an outdoor enthusiast located in Illinois. He guides for fun in his free time and is always looking for new friends to go on trips with. He is also a partner at The Hauser Design Group - a web development and branding firm, and he would love to hear from you.

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