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Do You Make Your Kids Fishing Experience Enjoyable?


If you take your children fishing with you, they can enjoy something for the rest of their lives, as long as you make it pleasant for them.

If on the other hand, you yell, scream and get upset with them a lot, then they won't enjoy it and neither will you. Make their fishing trips enjoyable and teach them responsibility at the same time.

Let them get their own rod and reel ready with your help. Let them pack it in the car, get their own tackle ready. The only thing you really want to watch is the hooks if they're really young.

Of course, if they need help then you give it to them. What they learn now will be with them forever. It is said the first few years of their life builds their character forever.

Make their fishing experience pleasurable and they will always love to fish and love you for taking them.. It sure beats drugs!

Charles E. White has fished for almost 50 years for bass from California to Florida. In his lifetime, it is estimated that he has caught over 6,000 bass. His biggest bass is a 12 pound 14 ounce that hangs on his wall in his office.

Charles has fished with people who have never fished for bass before and taught them how to become successful anglers and also has fished with the Pros in Florida. His new website about fishing for bass is at: http://www.bassfishingweekly.com


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