By taking kids fishing and doing other outdoor activities such as boating or hiking you are providing opportunities for bonding through shared experiences. An example is when a father teaches his 10-year old daughter how to make dough balls* to catch fish when out of bait. Through this simple lesson, the child will learn a basic element of fishing at an early age while bonding with her father.
Unless you're into ice fishing, spring, summer and fall are great times to take kids fishing; especially when combined with a weekend camping trip or extended vacation. It should be a challenging and exciting experience - one about learning something new and getting a more adventurous attitude... a time for spending quality time with one another combined with learning about fishing and the natural surroundings, such as:
When you take kids fishing every family can have fun and memories to last a lifetime. For some really exciting fun in a buzzing kids world, take the Bill Bass Fishing Course and reel 'em in when you take kids fishing or check out some other vacations ideas that include the whole family.
Take a piece from the center of a slice of bread and wad it with a dab of Vaseline (which helps hold it together in the water). Bait the hook. Reel 'em in! Our 10 year old used to catch snook with dough balls in the brackish canal water behind our condo in Florida.
When adults saw the size of the fish she was catching they wanted to know what she was using for bait. You can imagine their surprise when she told them. She ended up teaching them how to make the dough balls. She cleaned fish, too, much to our delight!
For a delightful experience in a buzzing kids world, take kids fishing.