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Waiting Child: Fish Tales with Justice

Keith took Justice trout fishing in Jenks. (KTUL)

Justice is no stranger to fishing. He’s a veteran of catfish and bass. Trout however, was brand new to him. Colin Berg of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation was nice enough teach him proper technique and theory at the Veterans Park Pond in Jenks.

“We use a small line that the fish cannot see in the water,” instructed Berg, “if they see you, they’re gone.”

So why does a 16-year-old boy enjoy fishing anyway? “It’s mostly relaxing and it’s fun. And I probably get to eat them later!” How does he like his fish? Fried? Baked? Grilled? It’s all good to him!

Justice is a sophomore and loves going to school and attending classes, “Ever since I was little, I think I get away from home and relax and do all kinds of stuff.” Math and computer classes are his favorite subjects. “Right now, I’m taking Computer App II where I can do programs and build and repair computers.”

When not in school he loves the outdoors, but when that’s not an option video games are a safe choice to keep him entertained.

The wish list for his family should not be surprising. Justice says, “I want to live in the country and have a family that’s active.”

This fishing trip was a blast for him. Colin Berg put a little pack together for Justice complete with top water lures, spinnerbaits and more. While they may not have caught any fish, you can tell by the look on his face that the trip was a success.

If you have a place in your home for Justice or if you are interested in any of the children we’ve featured on Waiting Child, call 800-376-9729.

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