Well done Dallan. Fishing is great stress relief, but nowhere near as good as spending the day relaxing with your family.
Its good to hear you were catching fish....all I ever do is feed the buggers to fatten them up for others to catch. I love taking my grandkids fishing for the same reasons you enjoy taking your little fella...its fantastic fun.
Crawdads? Hm, they sound a bit like what we call yabbies. Just checked them out on the net.....yep, they sure are.
MMMMMMMM...they are great to eat.
A way I have caught them in the past (and its great for little kids) is to put a bit of scrap meat in the bottom of one of the wife's OLD stockings (make sure it is an old one if you want to live
). Tie a piece of line to the top, either fishing line or cord, then drop it into the water. The cray grab the meat through the stocking and get caught up. You still have to be careful about how you bring them in but it makes it a bit easier for the little'uns. You can even do this from the bank.
Glad you could get out for a day mate, and I feel sure that your family are even happier.