Teaching your kids to cast in your yard before you take them fishing will save you from a lot of stress and can be a lot of fun for the kids especially if you turn it into a game or a contest.
To have the best odds of catching fish, scouting for a good spot in advance is a good idea. The best place to get hints on good fishing spots is the local tackle shop, they can also tell you what kind of bait you should be using for that particular area.
If you have small children you should avoid fishing in places where there is a sudden drop, if your kid should lose their footing and fall. Fishing from a pier is a good place to start, most of them have railings to keep your children safe from falling, and your kid doesn’t have to cast far to catch fish!
When you have found the perfect spot where fish are plentiful, the next step is to know what kind of fish you want to be catching! Doing a bit of research on google or youtube before you go, will help you a lot when choosing what kind of tackle/bait to use.
Here are some fish to research depending on if you are fishing in saltwater or freshwater.
Common fish in freshwater are: Bluegills, Carp, Trout, Salmon, Bass, Catfish, Nothern pike, and Perch.
Common fish living in Saltwater are: Bluefish, Cod, Flounder, and striped bass.
When you go fishing you dont need much gear, but finding the right gear can be a heckle.
To get you and your kids fishing you will need a fishing rod, here the best choice would be to buy a spinning reel and fishing rood combo. By choosing a combo you get both the wheel and rot already mounted on the rod and ready to catch some fish!
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Fishing is a patience game, so don’t pack the backs the first time your kid asks to go home. A good rule of thumb, is to wait until the second or the third time. Don’t force your kids to stay, and don’t make a big deal about it, but feel the vibe and remember if your kids have fun, they will easier get hooked on fishing. Remember the goal isent always to catch fish, if your kid just wanna play at the beach, or just wanna go explore and they have a good time, you have done a good job!
Remember that you dont bring your kids fishing to make them pros, but to spend some quality time together, while they learn about nature and hopefully get good memories and skills, that they may pass on to their own children at some point. So remember to enjoy the small moments, and take lots of photos of every fish they catch, that will make them happy and help build their self confidence