I think we get nicer as we age. Oh, there’s definitely a few grumpy old souls that can prove me wrong on that statement, but for most people I think our joy shifts as we age. We care less about our own comfort, and care more about the satisfaction and joy of others. Maybe, just maybe, that’s why it’s so much fun to take a kid fishing.
Before he retired, Bob Allen competed on the Professional Walleye Circuit traveling all across the Midwest. Fortunately, retirement didn’t stick for Bob. His next venture led him to write books on fishing geared toward young kids, and the fishing world can be ever grateful.
Fishing has remained a constant passion in Bob Allen’s life. He caught his first fish as a young child, and capped his career touring as a professional. Before retiring, Allen also worked as fishing mentor. It’s this mentoring that Bob especially excels at in his books, igniting a love of fishing in youth. Bob still fishes Lake Winnebago during the summer and especially enjoys taking his sons and grandsons fishing. As Bob shares, “Fishing with sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, adds joy to life. You are never too young or too old to catch the fishing bug.”
Walter the Wily Walleye is a whimsical story of a friendly fish that invites and challenges a child to try and catch him. Allen shares quick fishing tips, and interesting tidbits that will captivate young minds, and might just spark a love of fishing. Fly-in to the Boonies is a story of a young boy and girl with their dad and gramps on a wilderness fishing adventure. The family enjoys a campfire with s’mores and a shore lunch with fresh fish. Besides fishing, they scare an eagle, sight a moose and bear, encounter a beaver and hear the call of a loon. It’s pure joy, shared with the young.
Bob will be at Goose Gang in Perham signing both his books Memorial Day Saturday, May 25th starting at 11am.
As a self proclaimed “retail nerd”, Sue has been in the retail business for over 20 years owning and managing specialty gift stores in west central Minnesota. She and her husband love to travel and explore unique destinations. While doing so, they also gather ideas to bring home. Sue and Doug have three grown children and live in Perham, Minnesota.