Father's Day will be here before you know it. Dad's day, is very different from Mother's Day in that mom wants to be pampered, showered with love, gifts and attention. Dad not so much. Dad wants to be left alone to do dad things. Cooking out, dad is always down to throw down with a good barbecue, sit in front of the television to watch the game, there will be some sort of game on, just hand him the remote and maybe a 6 pack, dad is happy. 

This is why we love dad, he's easy to please. But you know what dad may love most of all? Fishing. I know many fathers who take full advantage of the warm summer months because it means they can spend the weekends fishing with some buddies or teaching the little ones how to fish.


Lake Ivie-located less than 3 hours from us, (55 miles east of San Angelo) I grew up going fishing with dear ol' dad and our family at this lake. I remember many a fish fry with all the catfish dad would catch here. For more info about fishing on Lake Ivie visit this website.

Possum Kingdom Lake-considered 'The Great Lake of Texas,' Possum Kingdom Lake is a short 4-hour drive from Odessa-Midland. According to PossumKingdomLake.com, you will encounter more than 18,000 acres of crystal clear water and

Possum Kingdom Lake has the amenities and services to meet your every need, from first-class dining and resorts to some of the finest marinas and golf courses in Texas.

Enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including boating, diving, swimming, fishing, hiking, cycling and golf.

Lake Brownwood-located less than 4 hours away, this would be the best Father's Day weekend fishing getaway! Large mouth bass and catfish are fish you will more than likely catch the most of this time of year but there is so much more to Lake Brownwood than just fishing. Visit this website to check out water and land activities.

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