I bet I spoke with 6-7 different friends of mine over the past few weeks about opener and they all told me that they couldn't go because they couldn't bring the kids! What? I understand if they are infants, but I remember fishing when I was a toddler. I was bothered by this and discussed it with some of my opener participants and realized that I was being a hypocrit. I had no plans of bringing any kids with me for opener. I don't have any children, but I am an uncle to many. So, I fixed the problem. I will now be fishing opener with two nephews, a 7th grader and an 11th grader...and my buddy...and my dog...and the boss...I may need a bigger boat Anyone else out there planning on bringing some kids?
I have twin boys, age 9, who have been asking me for a month when the opener starts. Not sure where yet, but we will at least get to the St. Louis River for a couple of hours. They do more casting for Northerns than jigging for Walleyes throughout the year. I'd much rather have them casting and snagging on branches at a lake rather than beating on each with sticks at home.