taking kids fishing

United States
June 8, 2007 9:42pm CST
I enjoy fishing and my grandaughter likes to copy every thing i do so she also wants to go fishing I let her fish as she wants casting and realing her pole in tho she does manage to catch fish when they are biting we usually use worms and liver for bait I was wondering tho if it would bother her to use minnows she is 5 I feel it is important that I spend as much time with her as I can and teach her all i can She has ADHD and loves exploring new things to do Do you like spending time fishing with the young ones and do you use minnows when doing it What other baits are good to use
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Our daughter loves fishing and bugs her dad to go too whenever he mentions he's going. lol She usually uses nightcrawlers but will use a minnow every now and then. We also use crawfish and homemade dough bait. The cats seem to love the dough bait, specially at night. I think it's wonderful that you are teaching your granddaughter how to fish. She just might become a really good fisherlady when she's older. Only way you will know if the minnows would bother her is to ask her if she wants to try using them for bait. Show her how it is put on the hook and see if she accepts that. If not, then worms and liver will have to do for now.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
27 Apr 08
My oldest son (age 13 loves to go fishing with me) my youngest doesnt and as he is allergic to them it doesnt bother me, though he still goes quite often and enjoys the experience. My two grandsons love to go fishing as well. quite often, we get together as a family, parents, children, and grandchildren and go fishing. We have a great time even if nothing gets caught.
@wenfri (1188)
• Canada
14 Jun 07
Wohooo Another fishing GRanny Gotta love it I have taken my grand daughter a couple of times. She seems interested although the attention span wasn't there yet LOL She was only 4 at the time. We were using live shrimp and she most certainly wasn't afraid of the bait. Getting bites no luck getting em to shore LOL Taught all my boys to fish but alas only 1 of them stuck with it.Tis my fav past time I have used worms, minnows, and leeches.(yuch) Depends greatly on what I am fishing for and where I am fishing Wendy