Requirement for Kids Fishing Trip
Having a great family fishing experience is not possible without an all-inclusive fishing equipment. That we know about the professional and recreational anglers. What about kids? Do they need anything intangible that can make their fishing experience better? Actually, yes, there could be many items, which can add more to their joy and entertainment. Let’s take a look at this ultimate list of fishing equipment for kids rounded up by us, to make them feel special.
A life jacket is something that is essential not only for kids but for everyone who is planning to have a boat ride or a fishing trip. Get your children the properly fitted and approved (by US coast guard) life jackets to face any critically undesirable situation.
Their Fishing Rod and Reel
As a parent, if you want to make them feel special and learn something from this trip, set them free (in a limit). They should be given a chance to cast the rod or catch the fish. A usual fishing rod would be quite heavy for them. Handling it and gripping the fish, all would be quite fatiguing for kids. What we recommend is to get them their set of the fishing reel and rod. The easy to use and handy rod and reel would double their fun level.
Being kids and without any experience, they would never know the perfect timing to reel. It would take them some time to get used to feeling the bite and reel. Using bobbers can make it easy for them to detect the right time to reel and get their first catch. Once they have it, just let them be.
Using Live Baits
The basic goal of fishing with kids is to let them experience and learn all about this side of life. Make them learn with the most life-like experiences. For kids, we recommend you to use live baits instead of using the soft plastic baits. Kids would love to see how these worms or insects can be used to get the prey. It’s an experience worth having. Remember to keep these live baits at hand. They must be positioned in your reach to keep the things run smoothly.
Do not forget to prearrange your fishing license. It must be a part of your fishing kit. Without it, you will not be permitted to hunt down the fish. And it would not leave a very positive impression on the innocent minds of the kids. You must also keep them informed about the importance of having a fishing license while fishing. Before you opt for a kids fishing trip, get all the related info on fishing license and other regulations including the age limit for it. State’s local fishing department can give you all the required info.
Fishing Rules and Regulations
Every US state has defined its rules and regulations for fishing. Whatever state you are going to fish, you must know its regulations to avoid any undesirable situation. You following and acting upon all the rules set by the state would set a great example to your kids as well.
Have Some Patience
Fishing is all about patience for both kids and adult. While you are dealing with kids, you have to have some patience as well. At the same time, you must teach your kids to have patience while they are fishing. They may make some mistakes, but you should make them realize that it’s all is the part of life.
A Learning Experience
This is the right time when you can instill knowledge and learning abilities in you kids. While kids are participating with you in the whole fishing process, tell them things in detail. Things like how to handle a fish? With or without the towel, how to use the circle hooks and proper release method.
Water and Snacks
Keeping your kids hydrated while you are on the boat must be observed. Keep plenty of essential food and drinking items with you. You never know how long it would take in the whole fishing experience.
When you are on the water, sun rays tend to magnify. Do not forget to pack hats and sunglasses for kids. Do not forget to apply UVA/UVB sunscreen on yours as well as kid’s skin.