Wandering Aimlessly


Early Fishing, Youth Spring Turkey Season

by Phil Burkhouse

When I watched the grandkids prepare for the fishing season opener I was treated to a first class seat to observe youthful enthusiasm and optimism.  The Thursday evening before the Saturday opener I mentioned to Jake and Wes, “Let’s go play a little ball.”  Horror spread through Big Jake’s eyes as he glanced at me and said, “No thanks, Papa, I have to get ready for fishing season.”  I said, “You still have tomorrow to get ready,” and he quickly replied, “I need to get ready today because all I want to do tomorrow is think about fishing.”  I can remember those days, but only very vaguely.


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