I was fishing with my 5 year old a couple of weeks ago. He had just checked his bait, and decided to drop it down next to the boat. I suggested he let me cast it out for him so I could get it on the edge of the dropoff we were fishing. He assured me that it would be fine for him to drop it next to the boat. I shrugged it off and let him do his thing. 5 minutes later his medium weight 6' bass rod was doubled over and he was in for a fight. I have caught a decent number of 20+ pounders but to watch my boy who weighs 45lbs have it out with this 8lb blue was such a thrill for me! He tells everyone that will listen about it. He's hooked!