Fishing is something that calls to avid outdoors men and women year-round, especially right here in Central and North Central Wisconsin.
Saturday, kids got the chance to learn the art of fishing from one of the pros at the 8th Annual Kids Fishing Derby in Wausau.
Sunday, pro-angler, Mike DelVisco, shared some things about how you can help your kiddos reel in that monster fish.
DelVisco says it's never too early to take your kids fishing, but supervision is important for safety purposes.
He says he's seen kids as young as 2 and 3 years old catch large fish. DelVisco encourages parents to get their kids excited about fishing and try it out if they're new to the sport.
When it comes to the best type of fish to start fishing for, DelVisco says smaller fish like Sunfish are a good start in a small pond, but you can always work your way up.
For bait DelVisco says live bait work nicely for small kids, but you can also fish with a lure. He recommends curly-tailed grub. They come in all different sizes and colors, just cast and wind.
Last but not least, safety is key. Make sure your kids are always wearing a life vest, even if they're standing on a dock or on a boat that is not moving. Other safety tips DelVisco shared is to make sure you latch your fishing hook back onto the pole when you're not using it.
Also, he says make sure the pole size fits your kid.
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