Teaching Kids How to Fish: The Ultimate Guide to Fishing For Kids

Fishing Tips for Kids

Fishing Tips for Kids

Many small, but impactful, techniques make fishing for kids easy to pick up and enjoyable to practice.

Adapt your bait to your target fish

Teach your kid when to use earthworms, and when to use other baits like chicken gizzards, for instance, which make for a good bait for catfish. 

Cast from the side

This might be obvious but it’s important to reiterate: don’t let your kid cast from behind and over their head. Many eyes will be spared with the sidearm casting technique.

Learn how to humanely remove the hook without hurting the fish

Your catch will wiggle a lot and it’s preferable that your kid learns to let you handle the fish in order to minimize the harm it could experience while out of the water.