It doesn't seem that long ago, but it has been a decade since our youngest was hooked on fishing. He'd beg and cajole his parents to take him fishing, and the most convenient location was Heritage Pond, just north of Dubuque. He caught barely enough fish to maintain his interest.
We thought of our son on Sunday morning, when we saw the unusual sight on Heritage Pond -- the surface of the water literally bubbling with teeming fish. We're regular visitors to the park -- it adjoins Heritage Trail, where we often run -- but we'd never seen that activity before. We could just imagine G hurriedly tossing his line into the pond, intent on catching one of The Big Ones.