Take a Kid Fishing!
"As far back as I can remember, at least since I could walk, I've been fishing. My mother and father both enjoyed the sport and they got me into it. I'm trying to get him interested in it, he was a little too young last year but he's really enjoying it this year." says Haynes.
That's key, start the little ones out somewhere safe, somewhere with fish, and somewhere they can put the pole down and run around a little if they get bored. Although their attention span might be a little on the short side now, making this a positive experience increases the chances they'll love this sport for a lifetime.
"Everytime I take Lincoln fishing, I kind of remember when I was a kid and some of the best memories were fishing, I really enjoyed that part of it. I guess my roots are in the creeks, that's where I started fishing." says Haynes.
But right now it's a pond for Cameron and Lincoln, and the blue gill are biting! West Virginia Division of Natural Resources biologist Zack Brown has some tips about what type of bait you should use when you and your kids grab a pole and drop a line.
"Live bait is a definite plus, fish are very attracted to worms, meal worms, crickets, anything that you can find out in nature that falls in the water makes good bait for fish." says Brown.
And any time you can spend with your kids fishing our beautiful waters makes for a good time, period!
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