I just needed a fishing break

I’m fishing today. I took the day off, loaded my boys in the truck, and we headed out for a guy’s day on the water. I hope you can do the same soon.

Whether you’re working or not during this COVID-19 calamity, you need to go fishing. I’ve been working – and working harder than ever. I think that’s how it is for most people who are working right now. If you’re working, you’re working your tail off. And if you’re not working, I can’t even imagine the stress you’re under. If you can manage it, you should go fishing.

That goes for both those who are out of work right now and everyone who’s working. You need to take a day here and there and get out to your favorite fishing hole. It’ll help you lighten the load on your shoulders, if only for a little while. It’ll give you time to think, and maybe to see things from a different angle.

It can be helpful if you’re worried about being out of work. Maybe you will come up with an idea of a way to make some money. And at the very least, you might be able to bring home a little something for dinner, without having to buy it.

And if you’re working, you probably need a few hours of peace and quiet. I know I do. That’s why I decided to get far away from any cell phone signal for the day.

My boys have been mowing lawns, and they’ve been working hard, too. I figured they’d enjoy a day off, as well. And it’s been too long since the three of us have had a chance to get out and find a little trouble to get into.

I’m not overly optimistic that we’ll be having trout for dinner. I’m not exactly the world’s greatest fisherman. And if we’re not catching fish with nearly every cast, I’m pretty sure the boys will lose interest in fishing and start exploring their surroundings. For Colby, that means climbing any rocks nearby, and for Logan, that means climbing every tree.

But that’s OK. We just need to get outside for the day. I hope you can do the same soon.

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