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    Wink Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by StevenJTaylor View Post
    1. Focus on the kid, not the fishing
    2. Let the kid choose the fishing spot
    3. Let the kid choose the lure
    4. Learn different species (before and while fishing)
    5. Buy a kidís fishing rod
    6. Buy your kid their own tackle box and lures
    7. Make it a game
    8. Take breaks and have a picnic
    9. Explore the surroundings
    10. Target practice at home
    11. Use barbless hooks
    12. Teach how to handle the fish (and how to release)
    13. Cast as far as you can
    14. Take pictures with fish
    15. Do a fish dance when the kid catches a fish
    16. Brag about the fish your kid caught (so they want to go more)
    17. Sing fish related songs
    18. Ask them to assist you with a landing net
    19. Make it a family outing
    20. Cook a meal out of the fish you caught
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    Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    A little late, but Willow Springs behind Folsom high school is a GREAT place to take the kids. Tons of bass and bluegill in the summer and they stock trout in the winter

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    Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by madihajamal View Post
    My picks are;

    Dierkes Lake
    RileyPond
    Filer ponds
    Niagara springs
    Can you recommend Dierkes Lake? I'm in Pocatello in a few weeks.
    Live, fish, play.

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    Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    I would not take kids to the river to fish. If you absolutely must take them have them put life jackets on when you get with 100ft of the river. I'd rather be safe than loose a child. Take them to the local ponds (Elk Grove Park Pond) and lakes for bluegill. Check out all the parks around you as most of them have small bluegill planted. I second Mather park, but i think they have self pay parking.

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    Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    Collins Lake is great for bank fishing for trout. The bait shop has great Ice Cream cones for the kids.

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    Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    Quote Originally Posted by Hookem2004 View Post
    Anywhere along the sac river is good if you just want to catch some shaker stripers. Use cut anchovies in 2 inch pieces and a 1/0 hook and soak some bait. Bound to catch them. Just canít keep themif they are undersize. Kids just want to catch fish. They donít care how big they are.

    Thanks for the tip, I'm guessing this goes all the way down the delta to Martinez/Benicia?

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    Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    Try dunking dough balls or almost any kind of worm at Mather Lake. If you set up near the playground, the kids can knock themselves out on the play structures if they get bored of fishing.

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    Red face Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    1. Focus on the kid, not the fishing
    2. Let the kid choose the fishing spot
    3. Let the kid choose the lure
    4. Learn different species (before and while fishing)
    5. Buy a kidís fishing rod
    6. Buy your kid their own tackle box and lures
    7. Make it a game
    8. Take breaks and have a picnic
    9. Explore the surroundings
    10. Target practice at home
    11. Use barbless hooks
    12. Teach how to handle the fish (and how to release)
    13. Cast as far as you can
    14. Take pictures with fish
    15. Do a fish dance when the kid catches a fish
    16. Brag about the fish your kid caught (so they want to go more)
    17. Sing fish related songs
    18. Ask them to assist you with a landing net
    19. Make it a family outing
    20. Cook a meal out of the fish you caught

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    Re: Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    Anywhere along the sac river is good if you just want to catch some shaker stripers. Use cut anchovies in 2 inch pieces and a 1/0 hook and soak some bait. Bound to catch them. Just canít keep themif they are undersize. Kids just want to catch fish. They donít care how big they are.
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    Looking for a good place to take kids fishing

    Iím new to this website and Iím sure this has been asked before. Where is a good place to take small kids fishing to catch bluegill, crappie, stripper and catfish during spring, summer in the Sacramento Elk Grove area? Ive heard about the the deep water channel in west sac but donít know much about that or exactly where to go. I donít have access to a boat, so its bank fishing. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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