Today was an exciting first - Evan's first fishing trip! We had been practicing casting during the week, and he was ready to go. One of the local ponds was stocked with catfish for a Jr. Angler Fishing Derby. The weather didn't totally cooperate - it was overcast and chilly and the fish just weren't biting. Evan was quite a trooper, though. He didn't like waiting to reel in the line, but he would (at times). He lasted all three hours, too. They gave out prizes for the biggest fish in the different age categories. Since he didn't catch any fish, he didn't win one of those. They also gave out "random drawing" prizes throughout the day, and he didn't win any of those either. Despite not catching a fish or getting a prize, Evan still declared it to be a good day. He wants to go fishing again, too."I don't have enough patience to wait."
All in all, everyone had a good time, and now I will be looking for more free fishing events in the area.