Archive for June 14th, 2007

Go Fishing with Dad on Father’s Day

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish Restoration Program

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17…this year gather the kids and celebrate outside. Ernie Gammage, with Urban Outdoor Programs, shares a favorite memory of time spent with his father.

One of the things that I remember from my childhood is having the opportunity to fish with my dad. And it’s just such a quiet, special time. I mean, I can still visually see everything that we did back then.

Several state parks will host free family fishing events during Father’s Day weekend.

You know, if I had the chance to go to a movie or go to a theme park with my dad on Father’s Day, I believe I would choose going outside because you never know what’s going to happen outside. It’s the wide open spaces, and a lot of the distractions of the work-day world, family obligations, and so forth are put aside and it’s just you and somebody that you love, somebody that you respect.

While there may be a generation gap between parents and children, nature brings everyone together.

I think spending time outdoors with your son or your daughter, or whoever it is, is an opportunity, especially for fathers that already spend time in the outdoors, to pass on some of the things they love and value to their kids. You know, it’s one thing to talk about how to run a computer, and video game, and stuff, but sometimes there’s just no connection. The outdoors tends to be the great equalizer, I think, in that regard.

Visit for a link to free fishing events.

That’s our show for today…with support from the Sport Fish Restoration Program…funded by your purchase of fishing and hunting equipment and motorboat fuels. For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.