Use Live Bait and Take A Kid Fishing
I’m a relatively new father, but I am amazed at how much my two-year-old son loves to fish. He carries around a tackle box full of plastic worms, and constantly talks about fishing. If you ask him what he wants to do on any Saturday, the answer is always go fishing. He loves to fish, and he loves his plastic worms, but we don’t use plastic worms when I take him fishing. He’s only two, and I want him to catch fish, so we use live bait.
Some people might say that using live bait is not sporting, and to some degrees, that may be the case. But, if you aren’t fishing a tournament, I don’t see a harm in it. Plus, if you are fishing with a child, you want them to have an enjoyable afternoon. It’s a lot of fun to throw some live bait in a bucket, and go catch some fish.
I Used Live Bait with My Father
Growing up, I didn’t get to go fishing very often, but when I did, especially as a young child, my father always used live bait. It didn’t matter what we were catching, as long as we were catching fish. I will often take my son out with just a simple little child’s fishing rod, and some red worms. We can catch bream for hours, and he is so happy.
With that said, I believe you should go out this weekend, get some live bait, and take a kid fishing. I also think that you should support your local bait shops in any way that you can. If you have one close by, go to your local bait shop. They are a wealth of information and can let you in on what is biting and where, and they generally always have live bait. If you don’t have a bait shop nearby, practically every Walmart in America sells live bait in the fishing department. There is generally a cooler in the back it contains plastic containers of different kinds of worms, or crickets, Etc.
You Don’t Need Expensive Tackle
That tackle for catching fish using live bait isn’t complicated and it doesn’t require expensive gear. Here is a link to an Amazon fishing pole https://amzn.to/2u1L4Xn (this is an affiliate link and we earn a small commission if you purchase through this link) that will get you started with taking a child fishing. All you need is some type of small rod and reel, a small hook if you are going for panfish, or a bit larger circle hook if targeting Bass. Then you may want a small weight, and a cork or bobber.
So many kids these days, don’t want to go outside. They would rather sit in a dark room playing video games. If you can get a child interested in fishing and the outdoors, they will want to put down those video games and go outside. Not only that, but they will truly value the time that they spend with you. I don’t get to fish with my father as much as I used to, but I cherish the memories of those times, and value the times that I do get to fish with him.
If you really want your child to be interested in fishing, take him out to go fishing with some live shiners. It is awesome to see their face light up when a large bass pulls their cork (bobber for you northern folk) underwater.
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