I received this email at the beginning of December, I am so proud of my Pro-Staff here at Bass Pro Shops. One of our fishing Pro-Staff Team members, Nathan Light, donated a fishing trip to a fundraiser to auction off. The winning bidder was Bud Wingfield. Bud is a seasoned outdoorsman and expert fishermen/hunter. Uncle Bud saw a chance to share his passion for the outdoors with his nephew, Elijah.
Elijah, Bud and Nathan set out on a fishing trip to Cherokee Lake. It was a cold morning and the fish weren’t in the best of moods to say the least, but they caught enough to capture the moment.
Nathan was able to get Elijah started out right with some new fishing gear provided by some of 3B Outdoors sponsors, that made Elijah’s day.
In the email I received from Nathan he wrote” Sometimes in the big scheme of things, I lose sight of what’s really important. Trips like these bring back my childhood memories of the first fishing trips and those adults who took time to take me fishin'
The trip was designed to be all about Elijah and in reality; I was the one blessed and need to take more kids fishin’!”
We all have those memories of the first time we went fishing or hunting. Who took you?
My dad had three girls, but he made sure we knew how to fish, sometimes whether we wanted to or not. Looking back now those were some of the best days we shared.
I challenge each of you to take a kid fishing and/or hunting. You don’t have to be a professional sportsman, go outside and have fun! It’s all about the quality time together. Yeah fishing/hunting are fun too, but enjoy the time together in the outdoors.