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Old 03-08-2015, 19:38   #16
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Re: Marina fishing for the kids

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Fortunately, my marina forbids fishing. Doesn't yours?
I don't think I have ever stayed in a marina that allowed fishing from the docks. I don't want to have to compete for dock space with people fishing.
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Re: Marina fishing for the kids

Some quick suggestions:

1. Make sure you check to see what is legal or allowed in your location.

2. Use live bait.

3. Use artificial fish eggs.

4. Teach them how to cast a throw net (where legal) for your bait fish.

5. Buy a crab trap, and have it on the bottom while you are working the rods. Even if you don't catch something edible, you might still catch something interesting for kids to see, before you return it to the sea.

6. Take a big plastic or glass magnifying glass with you and a field guide to local fish and marine life, including crabs. Even if you catch something small or inedible, make it fun to identify the fish or animals if possible by matching them to what is in the book.
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Re: Marina fishing for the kids

It's great you are doing something with the kids. But don't force them into it!
My old man was a hard core fisherman, to this day I absolutely hate fishing and only eat fish to be polite! Worst childhood memories are of ice fishing....
Let them choose what they like, my choice was music (thanks mom!) 45 years later still my biggest love.
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