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My daughter just got her first pole. And yes its pink and sports a certain blonde bombshell. Our home lake isn't very fish-y but

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  • My daughter just got her first pole. And yes its pink and sports a certain blonde bombshell. Our home lake isn't very fish-y but

    My daughter just got her first pole. And yes its pink and sports a certain blonde bombshell. Our home lake isn't very fish-y but id like to see if any quick biting panfish lurk in there. what's my best plan of attack? As you know kids her age aren't known for their attention spans

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    SG, A bright, pink, blonde bombshell bobber might keep her attention. I know it would mine

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    • #3
      You are such a boy ha ha ha!!!!!!

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      • #4
        Listen to that country song, "She Thinks We're Just Fishin'" There is a lot more to fishing with your kids than catching fish. I still have fond memories of the time I spent as a kid steelhead fishing with my dad, long gone now, though I have no memories of landing fish.

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        • #5
          wow! look who's back! good to see you again! try fishing shallow around weeds. you may not catch lunkers but you can catch a lot. how old is your girl? glad you're back.

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          • #6
            My twin boys are one year and my little girl is 5. Thanks jamesti that's a good tip!

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            • #7
              Get yourself a can of whole corn. Open it up and throw the corn out into the water. If there are any eager fish they will come swarming. Bait up with waxworms or corn kernels and watch the fun begin. if there are any overhanging tree limbs you could get a roadkill groundhog and suspend it over the water for a few days,that is sure to bring so fish also. I guess I am blessed being so close to lake Erie and the Irish Hills. So many places to take little ones to enjoy the sports we have. Good luck and have fun mom. Hotdogs work wonders too.

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              • #8
                All good advice given here.
                Worms, wax worms, maggots, (don't worry they don't stink) are probably the best bet to keep panfish and the little one busy.
                She'll probably have a short attention span, let her throw rocks, explore, get her feet wet, etc. in other words let her have fun!
                The catchin will come.

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                • #9
                  Good to hear from you again squirrelgirl. One of my favorite pastimes is to introduce children to fishing. You are dead right though... they MUST have action or they lose interest fast. I like to take them after bluegills and chumming the water works great.

                  I find that the little ones aren't too happy with gooyey little worms so most often we use bread crumbs. I tear off small pieces and roll them between my fingers, somewhat compressing them so they sink below the surface. I toss them out slowly until a few fish show up. Then I increase the chumming and let the kids join in. Before long, there is a feeding frenzy and a dab of bread crumb on a small hook suspended about two feet below the Mickey Mouse bobber gets them every time.

                  I wish I had videoed my grandaughter's first fish taken with this scheme. She was so excited as she reeled a big blue gill in on her little pink Snoopy rod. She did a great job but when the fish came splashing out of the water at her feet, she screamed in panic and threw her rod in the water and ran. I can still see the expression on her little face. She came back for more though and still likes to spend time fishing with Papa some 12 years later.

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                  • #10
                    Use worms,,,take the kid out and dig them up with you she will love the experience even if you dont catch anything,,,and you get to save money

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                    • #11
                      Don't have any fishing advice for you, but it sure is good to hear from you again. You have been missed, not to mention worried about on this site. It's good to hear that you are passing along your passion for the outdoors and I'm sure your kids will thank you for it over and over.

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