Fishing Is Ageless
Editor's note: This blog installment comes from Fishhound pro staffer Capt. Lou Borrelli and is the final part of a 4-part series. Links to parts 1, 2 and 3 can be found at the end of the story.
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take my father, age 82, and my 8-year-old son fishing. When it was my son's turn to reel in a fish, he tried with all his might but it was a little too much to handle, so he turned and asked his Papa to help him out.
To see them both share the pole and fight the fish together was a memorable sight. They talked and worked together to get the 20-pound king salmon to boatside. When we netted it, the excitement in their voices was priceless. They both laughed and talked about how much fun it was.
A few minutes later, my father had the chance to reel one in on his own. The smaller but sporty fish made a few good runs. My dad was a champ and worked the rod like a young man in his prime. We landed the 9-pound fish and my dad had the look of accomplishment on his face.
Fishing is truly an ageless sport. No matter what age, the thrill of landing a fish after a good long fight never gets old. Three generations of Borrellis: It was an experience that will be etched in my memory forever.
Capt. Lou Borrelli learned to fish with his grandfather and now owns and operates Get The Net Charters out of Rochester, N.Y. Capt. Lou runs trips along the south shore of Lake Ontario from Wilson to Fair Haven, N.Y. Visit GTNFishing.com or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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