Since the first trips that I can recall fishing has been important to me for several reasons. The first and most apparent reason was that I saw how much my Dad enjoyed it and how much it obviously meant to him. That alone as a boy was enough to make me want to participate. Next was the chance to spend time with my Dad, uncles and a host of family friends. And most importantly, the enjoyment I personally experienced while fishing. Early on I realized that being on the water was something I loved as well, and early on I was fortunate enough to experience success.