Tyler and I don’t get out enough for date nights. I think sometimes we are both so tired from the chaos of the kids, work, and general life responsibilities that we fall into staying at home.
Lately we’ve expressed to each other that we were feeling a sense of burn out and we realized we needed a change of pace.
We thought about heading to the movies but not being able to talk to each other seemed like a bummer. We could have went out to eat but sometimes that feels just as chaotic. In the end, we landed on heading out on the Upper Niagara River to revisit an activity that neither of us had taken up since 5th grade: fishing!
Our friend Ryan over at Brookdog Fishing Company picked us up from the boat slip closest to our house and started to go through the fishing basics with us.
Ryan deals with all experience levels and was patient with newbies like us. He explained what types of fish we would find this time of year at the spot we camped out at and told us about all of the impressive places he’s experienced the local catch. He was constantly encouraging and knowledgable in teaching us techniques that always seemed to work.
Even during the small pockets where fish weren’t biting as much, it was so relaxing to sit and watch the ripples in the water and the sun going down. I’m not alone — 82% of Americans say being around water is relaxing!
We got to try a variety of fishing styles — using a bobber felt like playing a video game!
In the end, we each caught 7 fish and threw them back to go on their way back into the Niagara.
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When was the last time you were on a boat?