To do the creative part I had to enlist Casey's help. One Sunday in March she and I drove to the store and purchased everything we thought the boys would need. Multiple times she had to calm me down and remind me these boys had never seen a hook or lure much less a fish and therefore they did not need crankbaits or hollow bodied frogs. After we got home I perfectly stocked each tackle box and rigged the boys poles. Casey then took to decorating the boxes to match the boys personalities. For those of you who follow the Texas Pro Lake Management company facebook page you may remember seeing the above picture and a post that said:
"Here is a preview of a project Casey and I are working on for a client. He has two newly adopted grandsons, anyone want to guess how much fun they are about to have?".
Finally Monday came and I loaded everything up and drove to my clients lake. The boys were absolutely amazed that they had their own gear. The youngest one almost put down his ice cream, which I am told is his favorite food. They both went through their boxes and were excited to see that the fish had lots of "toys" to play with.
We finally made it down to the dock and began our fishing adventure. I gave a quick lesson on how we were not going to hook anyone, always watch our rod tips, and be careful. I then rigged one pole and flipped the bobber out into the water and took to rigging the next. Immediately I hear screams because the oldest boy has not only got a bite but has hooked a 7 inch bluegill. By the time I got his fish off the youngest boy had a bluegill also. It was none stop action for 2+ hours.