Fishing with Children: The Basics

Fishing: The classic family outing
Fishing: The classic family outing

Fishing has long been viewed as a perfect activity for families. Many of us remember fishing with Grandpa on lazy Saturday mornings.

The truth is, taking a child fishing requires patience above all else. This is a learning experience for your kids and a chance to spend time together, so gear the day to your child's level. Expect that they'll want to get their feet (and everything else) wet. Plan time to hunt for frogs, tadpoles, worms or snails.

Children's needs are simple. Here are the basics you'll need to start your own family fishing tradition.