When I was a boy I used to go river bassin’ the old school way – on foot with my dad. It was pretty awesome though because I got to explore and be in the actual river environment that the fish lived in. I enjoyed fishing with my dad in lakes and on the bank of a pond, but nothing compared to how much more action was going on for a child with an exceptionally short attention span. This is why rivers are great for children.
Reason 1: When the fish aren’t biting, there is always something else going on to keep them entertained. To adults a class I rapid may be tame, boring and just an afterthought, but to a kid it is an exciting event. All the little things that we have come to know, accept and become desensitized to in our environment are special experiences for children. Whether it is exploring an adjoining creek or oxbow or walking through the shoals searching for crawfish, frogs, hellgramites and other underwater creatures, children remain entertained by the constantly changing river environment. A young mind that is growing wants to Read the full story