Driftwood outdoors: Father-daughter fishing trip ranks with best experiences

The back of my SUV is packed with fly rods and Barbie dolls.

There’s a 14-foot raft on the trailer I’m pulling and a pink blanket cast across the back seat. Coffee and chocolate milk sit next to each other in the center console drink holders, and the Sunday morning country music countdown is playing on the radio.

It’s a perfect blend of family and fishing, as my 7-year-old daughter, Annabel, and I head south to Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, Ark., for a three-day daddy-daughter fishing trip.

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