The real estate industry opens a world of opportunity. Not only am I equipped to share my knowledge on farm grounds and cattle ranches, but my team and I also visit secluded and remarkable places. What an inspiring journey it is to give buyers a piece of the Rocky Mountain states to call their own but also all of the memorable experiences that come with it.
Lake water gently laps at the worn wooden planks of the dock playing on repeat, competing with the soft rustle of the breeze through the trees. The bobber hiccups in the soft ripples while the sun peaks over the horizon. An anxious kiddo sits patiently, staring intently at the water, waiting for it to snap up the bobber and then reel in a prize. It’s a scene out of a country song lyric by Trace Adkins, “she thinks we’re just fishing.” The memories made fishing, the lessons learned, the sights seen, and the stories to recount later are all irreplaceable. We list vacation properties in the states we service, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Properties can be located on lakes, ponds, streams, or rivers offering boating, floating, and fishing. Fishing is an activity that can form an unbreakable bond and create unforgettable experiences with kids. However, being prepared and having the right gear can ensure that the memories you bring home have more to do with the snagged tree branch that dad had to wade across the creek to retrieve or all the huge fish that were caught and not describing an epic fail of a miserable fishing outing.
When fishing with kids, you want to be sure you choose the right spot where the fish are! If your land doesn’t have the perfect spot, you’ll want to research or ask the locals for recommendations. Access is important—much of the properties we offer border public land that can increase your space to roam. Ensure you’re not trespassing or wanting to go on private property. Beyond that, safety is essential for kids. Look for potential hazards such as steep rocks, swift currents, or drop-offs. Space to roam about is important. Additionally, space is adequate for casting!
Having the right gear and equipment can make a huge difference in how enjoyable your trip is. Supply the kids with appropriate rods for their age and skill level. You don’t want something too heavy or with reels that are hard for them to manage. If you’re looking to reel in a large and heavy catfish from the murky depths of the Missouri River, make sure your line is rated for that weight. It’s no fun to have the line snap before you get a glimpse at that fish you hooked! Break out the tackle box and be sure to stock it with hookers, sinkers, and bait that target the fish you’re trying to catch. Don’t forget the life jackets if you’re fishing from a boat!
Relax and have the time of your life. Along with the warm and golden sun rays, kids can soak up life skills such as patience, perseverance, problem-solving, and focus. It’s a great chance to teach them about fish biology and the environment in general.
The great outdoors has so much to offer; whether you are a seasoned angler or just starting, fishing is a great way to bond and share the love. Corder and Associates can help you find the perfect fishing property or vacation retreat. Start creating lasting memories now!