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Ralph B Clark Regional Park Bass Fishing Fullerton

Fun and Healthy Family Weekends, Brought to You by Fishing

This is a partnered post with Take Me Fishing™.

ralph b lcark regional park fullerton, ca bridge pondFall is here, and that means kids are back in school full-time—even our youngest is in all-day kindergarten. Of course, having the girls back in school also means I’m spending more time working.

With everything going on, some days our physical activity level can be low. Because of this, when we do have time to spend together, it’s important that we make the most of it. We like to think of ourselves as a weekend family. From beach trips to hiking to fishing, we love to do it all. 

mia toddler fishing at bass pond fullerton, ca
Fishing is a great way to get outdoors as a family and have fun. Having three girls, we’re all about letting them break the “bass ceiling” and prove that outdoor activities like fishing are also meant for them. We make sure to talk with them a lot about how they can do anything that boys can do. We especially encourage them to try sports and activities like fishing. They always have a great time!

Another great thing about fishing is that it’s great for both your body and mind. Did you know fishing is actually one of the top activities for mental well-being? Plus, if you choose to keep the fish you catch, they’ll make for a healthy, locally-sourced meal to share around the table. The recipes are endless, and it’s a great way to expose your children to new flavors.

ralph b clark regional park bass pond dad with daughtersAnother weekend activity we love is just getting outside and finding a local park. Here in Orange County, there are so many incredible places to explore. If you’re looking to explore new fishing holes, be sure to check out Take Me Fishing’s™ list of Best Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat.

This past weekend, we headed to Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, which is in our city of Fullerton, to fish with our girls. They love exploring new places, and this park didn’t disappoint. Not only did the stocked, three-acre lake make for great fishing, but there were also plenty of places to explore. It’s all about just getting outside and having fun as a family.

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What are some fun and simple things you like to do with your family on the weekends? Comment with your ideas below, then like TakeMeFishing™ on Facebook for a chance to win a $50 gift card plus a fishing prize package!

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148 Comments

  1. Sand on October 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    We like to fly kites when the weather is good. Or look for rocks, leaves and other treasures.



  2. Seyma Shabbir on October 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    There are so many! We lock to play soccer, throw and catch a football, go fishing, or catching a frisbee,



  3. Angie on October 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    We like to fish, too! We also like to ride bikes together and find activities around the community to participate in.



  4. Patricia Wojnar Crwoley on October 6, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    We like to ride bikes.



  5. AEKZ2 on October 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    My daughter and I like to play basketball.



  6. Hollie Jahnke on October 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    We love going to the beach to collect rocks.



  7. Francine Anchondo on October 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    go to the park



  8. Kelsey vinson on October 6, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    We love to fish



  9. Buddy Garrett on October 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    We enjoy bicycling and hiking.



  10. Kelly Grant on October 6, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    We like to just walk around the block.



  11. Jerry Marquardt on October 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I love to go with the kids to take photos and enjoy an afternoon to make my fall day the perfect one.



  12. Breanne on October 6, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    We like to hike.



  13. DanV on October 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    We like playing at the park



  14. shelly on October 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    We like to go to the park, the zoo, and take walks.



  15. Mary Gardner on October 6, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    We love swimming in warm weather and nature hikes any time of year.



  16. Wendy McBride on October 6, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Riding Bikes and playing volleyball in the backyard are some simple things we like to do! Maybe even a little gardening to grow some tomatoes, onions, squash that we can all enjoy!



  17. Courtney h on October 6, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    we like to take walks around the lake



  18. Kathy Pease on October 6, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    My granddaughter loves to go apple picking and swim in our pool



  19. Candie L on October 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    My family goes disc golfing. thank you



  20. Philip Lawrence on October 6, 2017 at 10:30 am

    My favorite thing to do outdoors with my grandchildren is to build leaf houses.



  21. ERIN M on October 6, 2017 at 10:07 am

    We like going bike riding



  22. Heidi M. on October 6, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Our family loves to go hiking!



  23. Sarah Mayer on October 6, 2017 at 8:47 am

    We love hiking and taking bike rides on trails.



  24. Ed on October 6, 2017 at 8:41 am

    We heart biking and hiking!



  25. Jen R on October 6, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I enjoy the simple activity of having a bonfire with my kids outside.



  26. jeremy mclaughlin on October 6, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Enjoy riding bikes.



  27. Tracey byram on October 6, 2017 at 7:28 am

    We like to go to state parks to picnic and hike, ribe bikes in our neighborhood, go to arts and crafts festivals.



  28. Breanna Pollard on October 6, 2017 at 7:07 am

    WE LOVE PLAYING SPORTS OUTSIDE AND SWIMMING.



  29. Amber Hites on October 6, 2017 at 6:15 am

    We love to go hiking and camping.



  30. Shea Balentine on October 6, 2017 at 4:32 am

    The kids and I enjoy geocaching! It’s a great way to get them to explore their world, work on various finding skills, learning directions (inc. Latitude & Longitude) and to exchange swag items from other places!



  31. Shane A on October 6, 2017 at 3:59 am

    We like to go hunt for rocks at the river and nearby trails we can polish in our rock tumbler.



  32. Leah Shumack on October 6, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Geocaching is our favorite outdoor activity! It’s taken us so many cool places!



  33. John H. on October 5, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I would say we like to camp.



  34. elizabeth p on October 5, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    We love to roller-blade. thanks for the chance.



  35. Shauna on October 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    My favorite simple outdoor activity to do with my son is to sit outside under a tree and play with the leaves. I love watching him crawl around! It’s great for him to he outdoors enjoying the fresh air!



  36. Jennifer H. on October 5, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    We like to go camping.



  37. Lisa on October 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    We like to go to the park and go apple picking.



  38. Janice B on October 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    We like to go on hikes. He is always finding interesting plants and different types of rocks.



  39. Jane McGregor on October 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Ride our bikes!



  40. Stephanie Liske on October 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Water Balloons fights are fun!



  41. Trisha McKee on October 5, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    We love fishing and hiking. The kids love taking pictures of all the things we see.



  42. jennyscheldberg on October 5, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    We love to check out local and state parks.



  43. Anne Higgins on October 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I left a message but still don’t see my name – hope this means I have won! Thanks!



  44. Lauren Becker on October 5, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Almost anything – in the warmer days, my niece and nephew love to swim!



  45. Laurie Emerson on October 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    We like going bike riding, going to the park and on weekends we go fishing together.



  46. Danielle Wood on October 5, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    We like to go bike riding



  47. Lisa V. on October 5, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    My granddaughter likes to hike and visit playgrounds.



  48. Denise B. on October 5, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    We’re usually out in the pool. We do have a lot of activities to choose from here in Kissimmee, but we wait until the tourists are gone and the heat and humidity.



  49. Jae Park on October 5, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Our family likes to go hiking, and we also like to fish together as well. Thanks!



  50. Janice Crespo on October 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

    We love to go for walks. We also like to play with the kick ball – either kicking, throwing or just playing a game of catch of monkey in the middle.



  51. Emily on October 5, 2017 at 9:10 am

    My kids like to play catch!



  52. Claudia Davis on October 4, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    We like doing seasonal things like strawberry picking, apple picking, or visiting farmrs markets.



  53. Kyl Neusch on October 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    We like to go Hiking



  54. Pat on October 4, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    We like to go hiking.



  55. sylvia on October 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    We love to go to the park or walk in the woods. a lot of times we just play in the backyard as well.



  56. Daniel M on October 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    hiking and biking



  57. Liz Newsome on October 4, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    We love playing on the trampoline in our backyard!



  58. Susan Smith on October 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    We like going bike riding, going for walks and playing in the park.



  59. Lori Hicks on October 4, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    We are lucky enough to live close to the beach and when that is too much the kids love the park!



  60. Mita on October 4, 2017 at 11:45 am

    We like to go Hiking



  61. Mark Marville on October 4, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Swim in the pool!



  62. Brandy Schwartz on October 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

    We like taking the dogs out for a walk or going to the park.



  63. Erica B. on October 4, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Going running!



  64. Jennifer on October 3, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    My son loves exploring everything outdoors. He would live outsude if I’d let him.



  65. Ellie Wright on October 3, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    We love to feed the ducks and hike the trails at our local nature preserve.



  66. Chrissy on October 3, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Our favorite out door activity right now is drawing on our drive way with side walk chalk. It’s so fun and a great way to use our imagination!



  67. amanda whitley on October 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    we love playing at the park and taking walks



  68. BusyWorkingMama on October 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I love to go hiking with my daughter.



  69. Steve Weber on October 3, 2017 at 11:23 am

    We like to go hiking and biking through the woods.



  70. Dan Dykstra on October 3, 2017 at 3:51 am

    We all like to go bike riding on the nature trails.



  71. Julie Hawkins on October 2, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    We like to go on nature walks and bird watch.



  72. Beverly Sturgeon on October 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Go Geocaching in different parks.



  73. Rachel on October 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    We love going biking with our kids!



  74. Linda G. on October 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    we like to play ball, take bike rides and go to the park.



  75. Michelle C on October 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    We like taking the dog for walks and also playing disc golf as a family.



  76. Sara Zielinski on October 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    We like to take walks in the park.



  77. Terry on October 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    What I like to do outdoors with my granddaughter is go to the park, to the beach at the river and out to lunch at the park in the summer. She also participates in soccer and softball which keeps her busy outdoors.



  78. susan smoaks on October 2, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    we do a lot of hiking and bike riding. it is so nice when the weather cools off.



  79. Will G on October 2, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    We like going for bike rides.



  80. Alyce Poalillo on October 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Nature walks are always fun for a group. When possible horse riding is a favorite too.



  81. Tee Anderson on October 2, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    They love to ride bikes, swim, hike and fish.



  82. Fredrick Pauly on October 2, 2017 at 9:40 am

    my kids love fishing



  83. Bridgett Wilbur on October 2, 2017 at 6:22 am

    We love to plant a garden with are kids in the summer.



  84. Adrienne Gordon on October 2, 2017 at 4:24 am

    My kids love hiking.



  85. Gina M on October 2, 2017 at 4:09 am

    We love taking our son fishing, and we also go on bike rides.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  86. Becky Kinard on October 1, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    We love the beach. This includes swimming and playing baggo. We build sandcastles and look for seashells.



  87. Wendy R. on October 1, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    We like to go camping!



  88. shelly peterson on October 1, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    We like to go to the park.



  89. Stephanie Phelps on October 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Some of our favorite simple activities is playing in the creek and we also love to feed the ducks at the lake!



  90. Lauren U on October 1, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    We ride bikes, take walks, and visit the playground.



  91. Cheryl B on October 1, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    We like to hunt for rocks and geocache.



  92. Robbie on October 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Fishing is the best



  93. Madonna on October 1, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    we love to fly kites and blow bubbles to chase



  94. Paula Michele Hafner on October 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    We love to go hiking. We have both a National Park and a State Park pass.



  95. Crystal F on October 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    We like to throw a softball around or have a small fire to roast marshmallows. Thank you!



  96. Cami on October 1, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    We love to go fishing and hiking!



  97. Susan Christy on October 1, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Walking the dogs, playing at the park, going to ball games.



  98. PATTY NIEDERT on October 1, 2017 at 10:47 am

    We love walking in our own neighborhood and our local forest. Fontenelle Forest hosts lots of activities for families.



  99. Jamie Williams on October 1, 2017 at 6:48 am

    We like to walk, ride bikes and go to the park to swing.



  100. Janice Cooper on October 1, 2017 at 6:22 am

    We love to go the park and enjoy their activities which is lots of fun on the weekends!



  101. Melissa on October 1, 2017 at 12:46 am

    we love to play at the park. my dad used to take me fishing.



  102. Vera P. on October 1, 2017 at 12:01 am

    We like to go canoeing and hiking.



  103. Sarah Mathias on September 30, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Hiking is our favorite outdoor activity. Its great to be able to take in the beauty of nature, talk, and get some good exercise.



  104. Janet W. on September 30, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Our favorite simple outdoor activity to do together as a family is play tennis!



  105. heather on September 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    We love to play catch outdoors.



  106. Linda Lansford on September 30, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Love to get in the pool



  107. nickie on September 30, 2017 at 9:49 am

    We go camping.



  108. Denise S on September 30, 2017 at 9:04 am

    We like to take the kids camping or fishing.



  109. Julie Wood on September 30, 2017 at 5:39 am

    One of our fun activities is to bike ride, hike, walk the dog. We love fishing also. It is so much fun to do as a family.



  110. Lisa Brown on September 30, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Run around like mad with the dogs just throwing the ball.



  111. Amber on September 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    We love laying outside and reading a good book! Especially in the treehouse.



  112. Barbara Montag on September 29, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    We enjoy walking in the woods identifying plants flowers and trees.
    thank you



  113. beth shepherd on September 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    We like to go horse back riding and go fishing!



  114. Danielle on September 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    We love camping and hiking



  115. cheryl s on September 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    we like swimming in our pool whenever possible



  116. heather s on September 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    My nephew loves fishing. It is a fun thing to do as a family



  117. Jeanne Rousseau on September 29, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I love to go hiking with my boys, it’s great exercise and also a time to catch up and talk.



  118. Tara Darity on September 29, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    We love to go fishing, have picnics and play frisbee!



  119. Sandy Klocinski on September 29, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Swing in a Hammock. Snuggle close and sway the afternoon away. Look for pictures in the clouds and watch them change, or read books to each other.



  120. paige chandler on September 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    We go to the park ans all swing together and play on the rides.



  121. Lauren on September 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    We like to hike and camp.



  122. Ashley C on September 29, 2017 at 10:43 am

    We love to go for walks, fish and look for animal tracks!



  123. Debbi Wellenstein on September 29, 2017 at 9:43 am

    We like to play outdoor games, like croquet or badminton.



  124. McKim on September 29, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I like to go for walks, or ride bikes with my two grandsons.



  125. HilLesha on September 29, 2017 at 7:28 am

    My family and I enjoy going on hikes, especially during the fall.



  126. Margaret Smith on September 29, 2017 at 7:04 am

    We love to go fishing at a local lake. Also we enjoy hiking.



  127. kathy Persons on September 29, 2017 at 6:53 am

    riding our bikes



  128. latanya on September 29, 2017 at 6:48 am

    we like taking our children to the park and playing with them



  129. Richard Hicks on September 29, 2017 at 6:19 am

    During the summer a trip to the park is always productive



  130. April on September 29, 2017 at 5:08 am

    We like to go geocaching!



  131. Cynthia C on September 29, 2017 at 5:02 am

    I like having backyard picnics with my nieces and taking walks in the neighborhood.



  132. Tari Lawson on September 29, 2017 at 4:53 am

    I love to take a walk or go hiking with my kids.



  133. Michelle Hill on September 29, 2017 at 4:09 am

    We enjoy hiking the farm with our dogs.



  134. Ann Fantom on September 29, 2017 at 4:01 am

    We like to go on family bike rides to go outside and get some exercise



  135. Carol Cassara on September 29, 2017 at 2:19 am

    It’s really nice to just go and spend the day with family. I’m sure you had a great time! Fishing is always a fun thing to do with the kids! It’s quite an experience! And it makes awesome memories!



  136. Kiwi on September 29, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Fishing for kids seems fun. Unfortunately I live in the city you would have to drive pretty far out to go fishing somewhere near me.



  137. Tracy Shafer on September 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    We love camping, fishing and taking walks



  138. Toni | Boulder Locavore on September 28, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Fishing is such a great weekend activity! I am sure my family will love it here!



  139. chris v on September 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    fishing for use



  140. Peter G on September 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    We take hikes on the nature trail at the local park.



  141. travel blogger on September 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I will have to have my husband check out this list. He loves to bass fish, and he is always looking for new fishing spots. I love that you use the term breaking the “bass ceiling” for your girls. That is great!



  142. Pam Wattenbarger on September 28, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    My son in law loves fishing. My husband tried to get the kids into it, but they were just awful at it. Still had fun though.



  143. brianne on September 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    My kids just tried fishing this summer and loved it! I am so going to check this out!



    • Kristin on September 30, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Fun way to relax and spend time chatting without technology.



  144. Meagan on September 28, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    My son just got his first fishing pole. He is so excited to go fishing for the first time.



  145. Melissa Chapman on September 28, 2017 at 11:58 am

    I have never gone fishing but people that do seem to be hooked, lol. I can see how the relaxing time with a line in the water waiting and thinking of nothing else must be great, almost like meditation.



  146. Colleen Lanin on September 28, 2017 at 9:15 am

    We love to go fishing together. It’s a lot of fun to hang out with the family in the beauty of nature. We rarely catch anything, but that’s not the real point.



  147. Stacie @ Divine Lifestylest on September 28, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Fishing is one of the best things you can do together as a family. Even if you don’t catch a thing, it’s still so much fun to enjoy nature and each other’s company.