Fishing is a great outdoor activity not only for adults but also for kids. It is not part of the property selling activities done by real estate agents. In fact, it is actually a great venue to bond with children and have fun. Being out on the water can offer opportunity to teach youngsters about the environment, boating and having outdoor skills.
However, there are certain things to consider when game fishing East Coast with kids. We all know how easy for kids to lose interest. Their patience is not as strong as of the adults and fishing requires a lot of patience. There is no right age to determine how old a kid should be when he/she will start fishing thus it is important to keep them busy and teach them the value of patience when fishing. Make it interesting for them; look for ways that will catch their interest. For your safety, your boat must be well equip with tools that can help you through your navigation, equipments such as Marine GPS Chartplotters and Fish Finder.
Give them responsibility, a kid likes to feel included and trusted that they are capable of doing activities like fishing. One way to give them this motivation is providing them with their own tackle box. There are small and lightweight tackle box available in sport stores. This are especially made for kids where they could have their own free light hooks, weights, bobbers and scissors to cut their own line.
One major factor to keep in mind when fishing with kids is safety. Make sure you have safety tools onboard and a first aid kit. Have your child wear a lifejacket at all times, it will also be wise to teach a child how to swim before you even consider taking them out for fishing.
Teach the kids basic fishing skills like how they should hold the rod and how to set their hook and how to cut back on the rod when they got their first bite. A kid’s first catch is the most memorable moment. It is a memory worth keeping for a lifetime.