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Best rig for kids

7/30/20 @ 11:04 AM
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betterthanwork09
betterthanwork09
User since 8/28/15

What is the best way to rig up a kids pole? I've tried slip bobbers, fixed bobbers, and drop shots but it's a challenge for them. Drop shots function the best but with no bobber to watch they are bored. Bobbers seem to always be snagged

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8/7/20 @ 2:10 PM
nihsif
nihsif
MEMBER since 6/15/01

great pics... happy kids says it all

8/7/20 @ 12:58 PM
betterthanwork09
betterthanwork09
User since 8/28/15

Couple pictures of our success.

Carolina rig for the win!


8/7/20 @ 12:55 PM
betterthanwork09
betterthanwork09
User since 8/28/15

Thanks for your opinions on things. I agree with the not fishing myself and just watch and help them. All it leads to is frustration


8/5/20 @ 9:54 AM
IMhooked
User since 1/23/03
IMHO the rig is secondary to the location. Kids will become comfortable and confident in whatever they have success with (live bait, artificials, drop shot, slip bobbers, trolling). 

Get on a body of water or a location on a body of water that lends itself well to fairly quick success and get them the reps. Excitement and enthusiasm will follow!

If you can find some cribs, sit on them with a drop shot. If you have weedlines with aggressive pike, smallies or walleyes have them do some snap jigging up front while you tow a couple live bait rigs around with small and medium suckers. Isolated weedbeds or stump fields, throw some slip bobbers with half a crawler or leeches on a jig. If you're fishing a flowage find bends in the main and secondary channels and use a split shot 12-18" up the line from a plain octopus hook and live bait and drift.

8/4/20 @ 12:18 PM
Pool8
User since 1/27/17

X2 with Jamesd, when my boys were young and I was getting them introduced to fishing I didn't fish. At 4 or 5 years old it was cane poles with a number 6 gold hook a couple of split shots and a bobber. We'd pull up to a weed edge and fish.  My job was to bait,  untangle and unhook.  I figured if I tried to fish to I'd get frustrated and I didn't want that. I just wanted them to have fun,  in turn I had a ball watching them.  Good luck and enjoy. 

8/4/20 @ 11:56 AM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER since 2/16/04

Sounds like you have the top three best ways to get kids started going for you already. In my experience, the final ingredient is a ton patience and some experience baiting hooks and untangling lines. Even if you feel frustrated, remember, that the young people probably had a good time anyway.

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