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10 Tips for Fishing with Children


10 Tips for Fishing with Children

  1. Find a fishing location that is safe and easily accessible.
  2. Sure things are a good bet. Children look for nonstop action and prefer catching plentiful numbers of smaller fish, such as bluegill, over the infrequent larger fish, such as largemouth bass.
  3. Dress appropriately and bring plenty of sunscreen and bug spray.
  4. Pack a few snacks. If the fishing slows, snacks can help pass the time.
  5. Opt for simple equipment that is in good working order. Most sporting goods stores offer kid sized equipment at affordable prices.
  6. Use live bait, such as night crawlers, to increase the chance of catching fish. Live bait can also keep the children engaged when the bites are slow.
  7. Fish for an hour, not a day. Because children lose interest quickly, keep outings brief to avoid frustration.
  8. Be patient. Snagged tree limbs and tangled line are all part of the experience.
  9. Have fun and be sure to take lots of pictures. Reeling in the first fish should be enjoyable for the both of you.
  10. Keep a few fish for dinner. Fish are an excellent source of low-fat protein. Children are more likely to eat fish they caught.


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