:big_smile:My son is only 18 months old, but when he gets 3 or 4 years old I would like to start taking him catfishing with me..for two reasons. One to get him aquainted with the outdoors, and 2 i would have more times to fish becuae by taking him it would give my wife a break, and I would not feel so quilty by leaving him all the time. But I river fish, and there is always danger of a young child falling into the water, especially if I am fighting a big flathead..I would have to have my eye on him all the time. SO is here any right answer? SHoluld I put a rope on him and time him to a tree? :big_smile: OR AM i JUST JUMPING THE GUN A LITTLE BIT:wink: My stepson is a couch potatoe and wont leave the house and would not fish if I paied him, I am determined my son is going to experince the outdoors and the wonderfull sport of fishing.