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Any ideas on how I can get my two girls(8 and 9) more into fishing. My wife and myself like to fish, we have a 14' boat to take

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  • bass bomber
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    I remember when I started fishing, it was boring. I agree with cgull, go somewhere close with lots of bluegills and dont spend all day there.

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  • featherfisher
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    My granddaughter was at that age when she took to fishing but we never pushed her- She watched Grandma and picked it up- however,she was never far from some small handheld video game-there are a lot of them out there- Take them to Bass Pro/Cabela's/Gander Mountain or other major sports provider and look at the youth oriented fishing games- may be a worthwhile investment- after the game they may like the for real- my daughter (her mom) never really did pick up on it

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  • pineywoods
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    Cgull, fritz and MWN have good advice, and that leads me, along the same lines, to speculate that a 14 foot boat might get a little crowded with four people in it. As fritzthecat said, try a pond and make a picnic out of it. Of course, you could always use that as an excuse to get a bigger boat.

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  • MN Outdoorsman
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    Teach them about the fish, ducks, eagles, forests, lilly pads, history of lakes, the way Native Americans used to paddle the lakes in birch bark canoes etc. Make it more that just fishing. I myself can get bored fishing at times especially if it's slow but when my mind wanders about those things I find that I'm out a lot longer. Keep their short attention spans entertained.

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  • Fritz Dreyer
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    wi_hunter just try taking them to a small pond somehwere close to you, no need to make a big ordeal out of it going out on the boat every time. that way you can quit easy if they want to. As cgull said don't force them, but the Bluegill or Perch are a good start. They bite easy and are usually very plentiful in small ponds and you can even get a Bass once in a while. Good luck.

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  • Cgull
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    Don't push em, let em fish 15 mins then do whatever they like. Making or asking them to fish longer can make them resent fishing, keeping their fishing times shorter might make them want to fish longer.

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  • Any ideas on how I can get my two girls(8 and 9) more into fishing. My wife and myself like to fish, we have a 14' boat to take

    Any ideas on how I can get my two girls(8 and 9) more into fishing. My wife and myself like to fish, we have a 14' boat to take out on the lake. We can usually find some pan fish for them to catch, but after about a half hour they get sick of fishing and want to go back in.

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