Picture of The Fish Nerds Present, Dad's Guide to Fishing with Kids!

We love to fish and we have families, so that means during our epic quest to catch and eat every kind of freshwater fish in New Hampshire sometimes we have to fish with kids. This article can be used a as your guide to fishing with small kids.

Step 1: Get Over Your Ego

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The first and the hardest thing for a die hard angler to do is leave your ego at home.  Don't plan on catching any fish yourself.  We know this is hard but if you want to have a good time, check your pole at the door. The goal here is to instill a love of fishing on your kids, so make this about them. Get them fun fishing poles, and neat looking gear. Involve them with choosing hooks, bobbers and bait. Even better, have them dig worms in the yard before you go.
SpringRobin2 years ago
My kids love fishing. We have such a great time on the water and dock. The excitement in their eyes when they reel in a fish is priceless.
darrenhall2 years ago
I tried fishing with kids once - - they kept getting out of the water so I never did get a bite.

: -)
potatomansoup (author)  darrenhall2 years ago
They stink and are terrible bait!
shazni3 years ago
Congratulations on your win!
potatomansoup (author)  shazni3 years ago
Thanks, I am very excited
mygibzone3 years ago
This is such a great instructable! My husband & I love fishing, but we have kids to manage too. All of these tips are very useful & on point! The problem is once the kid trip is done, we BOTH want to go catch the big one! :)
jmray3 years ago
Thanks for sharing, great photos and advice...wish I had taken more photos but your instructable brought back a lot of fond old memories.
the junk food idea helps me stay out a while longer as well, love the story and the kids pics really rock
potatomansoup (author)  bobby sissom3 years ago
Thanks Bobby and we're glad you "liked" or facebook page too..

Junk food is the key to fishing with kids, never underestimate the power of sugar!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing!