{A REEL good time // Summer bucketlist update}


One of the items on our summer bucketlist was to take Mason fishing! We've gone a few times, but it was nothing more than Mason dropping a little kiddie fishing pole line into the water a few times and then calling it quits. We wanted to take him again now that he's older and his attention span is {a little bit} longer.

So we gathered up our stuff; fishing gear, hat and poles for Nate, camera, picnic basket & blanket and an ice cold drink in my Yeti for me, and a drink & hat for Mason. We stopped by Academy and grabbed some worms for bait. That might have been the coolest part to Mason. He was all about playing with those slimy worms and even wanted to keep 2 as a pet. Um, no dude! We went to a local church that keeps a stocked pond and allows the public to use it. It was the perfect place to fish with a six year old.

We had the best time! Mason learned how to cast on his own, how to bait a hook, and the patience of fishing. I enjoyed sitting back and watching them and taking pictures!

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We've also checked off  'have a water-balloon fight', go on a hike, and annual Memorial Day trip to the hill country which you can find in this post. Technically, we've already crossed off 'go camping', but we still have a few more camping adventures planned this summer. So I will wait until those have been done before I cross it off of our list.

Have you taken your little(s) fishing? Do you have a summer bucketlist?

17 comments

  1. We had hoped to take C fishing when we camped but since our trip was cut short, we didn't get to but it's something we plan to squeeze in this Summer for sure.

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  2. Mason is so adorable. I love seeing his videos on snapchat. We're also crossing things off our bucket list.

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  3. How fun! My son older son loves to fish, but I send him with his Papa or cousins. I'm glad Mason had a good time!

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  4. I love this! You got so many amazing pictures there! Lily has been asking to go fishing (because she saw a pink fishing pole). I just think she'd be too much of a girl about it all. Ha! Can't say I'd blame her though.

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  5. Ew, worms! LOL. Zachary got to go fishing with Cub Scouts last year and I was there to take pictures. Fishing itself is not for me!

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  6. So fun! I think Wyatt would love fishing! But not the worms (he's like his mommy!).

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  7. So fun! Minus the worms and touching fish part, but watching part, I'm in :)

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  8. So fun even though fishing is not my thing. I'd sit back and take pics too =) Aria says she'd like to fish, but neither Chris nor myself are fishing people. I'm like ask uncle kiel he likes fishing, but no...must be mom and dad.

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  9. What a great day making memories! Besides the icky worm stuff. ;)

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  10. So much fun! Mason couldn't possibly be any cuter in that hat too :).

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  11. Awww! Looks like so much fun. Way to go Mason! Love all of the photos. You are so talented my friend.

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  12. What special memories! Those worm pictures are my favorite. Liam has just recently gotten into fishing; but, we have to catch quickly for him to stay interested, ha!

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  13. Go Mason for catching a fish! High five! It's amazing how little boys don't get grossed out by worms and stuff haha

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  14. Amazing photos as usual! You are inspiring me with each and every post! And Mason in that hat is the best thing ever! I wish I could say I think Noah would love this but I don't think he could get past the whole worm thing lol!

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  15. Worms totally gross me out BUT I love that Mason and Nate have this adventure to bond over and you get to take pictures :) Sounds like they had a blast!

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  16. Fishing with my dad is a huge part of my growing up memories and these photos bring it all back - even the wide-brim hats! So, so fun!

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Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!