(BPT) - This Father's Day, add a little adventure and gift Dad a day he will remember by surprising him with a day of fishing. There's nothing like getting in a boat with loved ones and heading out on the water to sink a line and enjoy some of the finer things in life together - like fishing, snacking and discovering a few unexpected treasures along the way.
Whether it'll be just the two of you or the entire family on this excursion, start the day by presenting him with a Father's Day card attached to a tackle box with the message that you'll be taking him fishing. Add a new baseball cap emblazoned with his favorite team's logo to shield his head from the sun and wind.
Piping hot coffee
When you get in the car, make sure the cup holder has a new tumbler full of Dad's favorite coffee, ready for him to sip on the way to the water. Some of today's insulated bottles can hold the heat, keeping the coffee piping hot for up to 24 hours so you can rig up this treat hours and hours ahead of time. Check labels to see how long various containers keep drinks hot or cold, just to make sure.
As soon as you're on the boat and it's time to open the tackle box, have some new fishing gear pre-packed inside, ready for him to discover. An ultra-versatile choice that will have him reeling in fish all day is the new Storm 360GT Searchbait, which uses a natural swimming action that fish just can't refuse. While you're at it, tuck in a spool of Sufix 832 Advanced Superline to ensure a good day's catch. The strongest, most durable line on the market is a great gift that will help Dad avoid breakoffs.
As the day goes on, keep Dad fueled with plenty of snacks to charge forward through the day - even if that means waiting for the next big fish to bite. Grab something simple and manly, like protein-packed Matador Jerky, to keep him fueled. Always good to go with no refrigeration needed, it's available in several flavors to tempt his taste buds, from Original to Teriyaki to Peppered. Find them wherever chips are sold, in both individual 3-ounce packs and four-count variety packs. Be sure to bring along a cooler filled with ice-cold beverages to put out the fire and quench his thirst.
After a great day on the water with Dad, top it off with a shore-side grilled supper featuring the entree of all entrees, fresh-caught fish. Toss some corn on the cob or veggies on the grill for sides and bring along something indulgent for dessert. A pre-made cake or homemade cookies can provide an easy and satisfying cap to a fun-filled day. However, the present he'll likely remember most on this Father's Day is the time you've spent enjoying it together.