Fishing camp provides bonding opportunity with parents and children

Fishing camp

Campers at the Crestview Parks and Recreation Department fishing camp received Bass Pro Shop T-shirts from Jim Martino of Bass Pro Shops. Pictured are Jaynie Darby, Bethany Hadick, Ty Gebhardt, Braden Hug, Calleigh Herny. Back: Blade Lloyd, Jim Martino.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 06:23 PM.

Editor’s note: The News Bulletin will run “Angler Education with Ernie Martin,” a series with the Crestview High School Outdoor Education teacher, beginning with Wednesday’s edition. Martin will offer tips on where to catch fish in the six-part series.

CRESTVIEW — This year’s Crestview Parks and Recreation Department fishing camp at Twin Hills Park featured a twist.

There was no new instructor to replace veteran teacher Ernie Martin, and youngsters hooking a blue gill or bass wore smiles as wide as ever.

However, this year’s camp ran 6-8 p.m., as opposed to the morning slot it had occupied for more than five years.

Evening fishing

“Talking to some of the parents, they don’t have summers off like some of us educators,” Martin said. “That morning-fishing deal was tough on a lot of them.

“I think the kids here are enjoying it. They’ve been getting up early going to school every day, so why not a change of plans? If everybody likes it this year, then we may do it again next year at the same time.”

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