My son had a few days off for spring break, so I took a few off with him. Unfortunately, there were lots of fishing related things not in our favor for this trip. The weather had suddenly turned nice last weekend (by nice, temperatures had actually flirted with 60 degrees
), so our snow pack had decided to disappear, leaving most of the limited amount of area streams unfishable.
At any rate, we got after it and managed a few fish.
We had great discussions in the car about the types of land, streams, and environment we encountered. Even to the virtually untrained eyes of an eleven year old, they can recognize poor land use practices - row crops right up to the edge of streams, feed lots, and the lack of grasslands that has become the norm in southeast Minnesota.
Regardless of the poor fishing conditions, my son and I had a ball, so much so that we're out the door in a few hours to do it all over again.