Tom Cook of Jay teaches his grandson, Bryson Merchant, how to fish Thursday at Wilson Lake in Wilton. When Cook told him about the hooks on the end of fishing lines, Merchant, 3, asked “if it was going to hurt the fish’s teeth.” But Cook assured him they mostly do catch-and-release fishing. Kay Neufeld/Franklin Journal

Tom Cook of Jay gives grandson Bryson Merchant, 3, a fishing lesson Thursday at Wilson Lake in Wilton. Merchant was no newbie at fishing — Cook had already given his grandson a number of lessons at Wilson Lake. Cook said he tries to keep the grandkids “busy with ATVs and fishing poles — whatever we can do to occupy their time.” Kay Neufeld/Franklin Journal

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