I spent Saturday morning at Hamilton’s Waterfront Park with my Nikon D200 in tow. I was fortunate to tour the harbour with professional angler Ryan Hall. Normally when not fishing Ryan is found behind the counter at Fishing World on Barton Street. Today he offered his services and boat to kids under 14years of age to fish in the derby aboard his 19foot Triton.
Tyler Bridgeman an enthusiastic and accomplished caster was elated to pick up some tips from Ryan. They fished hard along the south shore and with only 40 minutes left in the derby Tyler hooked into a 40 cm Largemouth Bass.
Tyler’s Largemouth Bass placed second in the predator category! That’s AWESOME for a 7 year old totally hooked angler.
My thanks to the Hamilton Waterfront Park and all its great sponsors for having a Kids Fishing Derby and my personal thanks to Ryan Hall for donating his time to young anglers.
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.
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