so i took my buddy and his kid fishing again yesterday in hopes of catching some bait, and boy did we! let me say first that a lot of people on here are very in to fishing education, and i think that is great. there is something about the way a kids eyes light up when they catch a fish, any fish, that takes me back to being a kid and catching my first one. i think its amazing how a childs excitment can transfer to you from something so simple as catching a green perch. i found myself so excited for him that my hands were shaking trying to get it off the hook so he could catch another......lol. 64 total was the number he caught, amazing. we had to make him stop as we had no more bait. i hope other people find this much joy in introducing a kid to fishing, but please dont just give them a pole and say "go catch fish". this results in the kid we have all seen who is impatient, becomes bored, and begins doing more to scare fish away than catching them. show them how, teach them why, and above all teach them about the fish they are catching as they come out of the water. believe me they will listen, and soon they will be out fishing you.