More from Bald Eagle | Minnesota Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports Banner

Posts 1 through 4 for More from Bald Eagle

     

New? - Register Here!

No Obligations - Click Here for more information. Login

Main Forum Page     |     Fishing Blogs     |     Find a Fishing Partner     |     My Fishing Pals Home     |     To The Top - Minnesota Fishing Reports
You Are Currently Viewing - Minnesota Fishing Reports  
More from Bald Eagle - - - 4 messages. Showing 1 through 4.
MineralMan
Senior Member
Joined 02/01/2005
Posts:751

MineralMan's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:28 AM 07/24/08 (CST)
So, yesterday, I went back to Bald Eagle. This time, though, I had a fishing partner, a 14-year-old boy my wife and I are mentoring. He'd never been fishing in his life. He'd never been in a boat in his life.

Well, it turned out that he was a little scared of being in a little boat on a big lake, so we fished in the launch ramp cove, over in the lily pads. Fish are there, too, but it's not fished much.

After a lot of patient instruction, he started whacking the sunnies with a tiny plastic worm on a tiny jig under a bobber. The biggest one was about 8", so he didn't do too badly. We had a great time.

The highlight? Aside from helping a new angler learn to fish and spending an afternoon on the water, I was fishing with that same tiny jig setup on a 4.5' ultralight rod. Bam! Bobber down, and on the end of the line was not a sunny.

A while later, I lipped a 3 lb. largemouth. The kid turned down the offer to battle this behemoth, so I guess that was my reward for taking a kid fishing or something.

There's a longer description of the day over at my blog at the link below.


MineralMan

O So Minnesota Blog -- Fishing Page
WebDude
Moderator
Joined 02/26/2004
Posts:8490

WebDude's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:59 AM 07/24/08 (CST)
Excellent to get a kid out on the water, especially a kid new to fishing. I applaud your efforts, MineralMan!



Webdudes Sig
My Fishing Pals facebook
WebDude's facebook
twitter
google+
Chewoneyes
Junior Member
Joined 02/18/2008
Posts:75

Chewoneyes's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:11 PM 07/24/08 (CST)
Cheers for ya mineral good job!


Take a kid fishing, it'll keep you young.

MineralMan
Senior Member
Joined 02/01/2005
Posts:751

MineralMan's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 01:22 PM 07/24/08 (CST)
It's fun to introduce kids to fishing. They have a good time, and it's rewarding for the adult, too.

Most of us have neighbor kids who don't have parents who fish. It's easy enough to take them out. Most parents will be happy for you to do it, if they know you. Just be safe at all times.

I recommend just one kid at a time, though. More than that is too much of a challenge, since they need lots of help at first.


MineralMan

O So Minnesota Blog -- Fishing Page
More from Bald Eagle - - - 4 messages. Showing 1 through 4.
You Are Currently Viewing - Minnesota Fishing Reports  

New? - Register Here

No Obligations - Click Here for more information. Login

Main Forum Page     |     Top of This Forum     |     My Fishing Pals Home
Members Browsing
the Forums:
    dlskills_1     Fisherman81     InTheBrook     ionosphere     JR     primehunter     TG     tim collier     willcfish    
Users Online:9
Guests Online:40
Total Online: 49


Terms and Conditions