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Tips And Tricks For Getting Your Kids Interested In Fishing

used boats for saleIf fishing is one of your favorite hobbies, it makes sense that you'd want to share your love for the great outdoors with your children. After all, it's a great family activity. You can't beat the joy of catching your first fish, even if you're just playing for sport on your used boat. 

Without further ado, here are some essential tips and tricks for getting your kids interested in fishing. 


Start small

As much as you want to take your child out onto the water or to great lakes, starting small is your best bet. 

A young child might be overwhelmed if you have to hike a long way to the shore or if you take them to a difficult spot. Introduce them to an easily accessible area that will yield a fish or two. Stick to the shallows so your child can see a fish or two swim past. Even if you don't catch a fish the first time, seeing the potential of catching a fish might be enough to get your child interested. 


Time it just right

While you might be content with lounging on the shoreline for hours, young kids have short attention spans. For your first trips, try to limit your fishing time to around a half an hour or so. Any longer and your child may get irritable or distracted, which should be the signal that it's time to go. 

Of course, this is just a rule of thumb. If your child is genuinely interested and wants to continue, don't hesitate to stay out there longer! Be sure to bring a couple of snacks just in case. 


Buy a boat

Visiting your local boat dealers in Michigan is especially beneficial for older kids who might get bored on the shoreline. Used boats for sale, like pontoon boats, are great fishing vessels for the occasional fisherman. It also guarantees your child will stay balanced as they move around the deck. While pontoon boats are typified as party boats because of their balanced deck, they're also great fishing boats for the same reason. 

Your average pontoon boat can reach 22 miles per hour with max capacity, but the two of you might be able to go even faster, whether you opt for used boats for sale or new boats at your local boat dealer. This will keep the trip fun and exciting, even if you don't manage to catch any fish. 

Introducing your kids to fishing might be difficult, but following these tips will make your job a little easier. When you're looking for used boats for sale, visit Lakeside Motor Sports today!