Growing Up Fishing


As we near the end of this year I took a moment to reflect on my experiences growing up fishing. Needless to say this included looking through dozens of old pictures while at my parents house over Christmas. I thought I would share them with you guys, as it is interesting to see what our origins are as anglers. The pictures skip a few years… as I couldn't locate those photo albums and purposely stops about 4 years short of my starting the blog: right about the time I went from being a casual angler to it becoming a serious hobby and passion. The pictures are a mix of me and my relatives and taken in Iowa and Minnesota. Enjoy! 






































































12 Comments:

Thanks for sharing some great memories of you and the family and your love of fishing. If you start fishing as a youngster you never quit, as I can attest to.

Atlas said...

Thanks Bill for the comment, I agree. I was lucky to be introduced at a young age.

TexWisGirl said...

i love all the kids and their catches. :)

Atlas said...

Thanks TexWisGirl! We were pretty cute kids back in the day!

Super. Sometimes I wish I had taken more pictures. It's a lot better with digital than having to send them to the drugstore for development.

Atlas said...

Indeed, so much easier now that we can catalogue and take them digitally. Less costly to take more too!

Nice...Those are some great back in the day photos. I hated those orange life jackets ging back to some of my earliest childhood memories.

Atlas said...

Thanks David! And yes the orange life jackets were horrible, especially to fish in--no range of motion.

Nice review. Now if you were truly fishing for Walleye of that size, I could really understand why fishing has been a lifetime passion. Appreciate you sharing with us all.

Atlas said...

Thanks Mel!

J. said...

Great pictures. When I was a kid my dad fished so often that it was a regular occurrence so there aren't really any pictures. I also hat the fact that I didn't fish more as a teenager. Oh well, I guess I'm making up for it now! lol happy new year my friend!!

Atlas said...

Happy New Year J. And I too lessoned my fishing a bit when I was a teenager and early adult. However I too must be making up lost time now. That being said it always has been a passion of mine. It just now translated from a hobby to an obsession.