TAKE ME FISHING 101: Fishing with Kids [Official]


Uploaded by TexasParksWildlife on 05.06.2009

Transcript:
>> WHO WANTS TO GO FISHING?
>> ME!
>> YEAH? WELL LET'S GO!
>> FISHING WITH KIDS IS
GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME
TOGETHER IN THE OUTDOORS.
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO ENSURE
BOTH YOU AND YOUR KIDS
HAVE A GOOD TIME.
>> OKAY, WHAT ARE
WE SUPPOSED TO SAY?
LOOK OUT THERE
AND TALK TO THEM.
>> HERE FISHY, FISHY, FISHY!
(music)
>> TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE
OFFERS LOTS OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY
FISHING OPPORTUNITIES.
>> WELCOME GANG, WELCOME!
HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY?
>> A GREAT PLACE TO BEGIN
IS AT A STATE PARK.
YOU DON'T NEED A FISHING
LICENSE TO FISH WITHIN THE
BOUNDARIES OF A STATE PARK
AND MANY PARKS OFFER FREE
FISHING CLASSES FOR
CHILDREN AND ADULTS.
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE ALSO
STOCKS URBAN-AREA PONDS
AND LAKES AS PART OF OUR
NEIGHBORHOOD FISHIN' PROGRAM.
EVEN IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY,
CHANCES ARE THERE'S A GREAT
FISHING SPOT NEARBY.
CHECK THE TEXAS PARKS
AND WILDLIFE WEBSITE FOR
FREE CHILDREN'S FISHING
EVENTS IN YOUR AREA.
YOU MIGHT PLAN ON SPENDING
AN HOUR ACTUALLY FISHING
THE FIRST TIME.
MOST KIDS HAVE SHORT
ATTENTION SPANS.
IF THEY GET TIRED OF FISHING,
TAKE A BREAK AND EXPLORE YOUR
SURROUNDINGS OR GO FOR A SWIM.
KEEP THE EQUIPMENT SIMPLE.
>> THERE YOU GO.
>> CHILDREN CAN EASILY HANDLE
A CANE POLE OR SPINCASTING
COMBO AND THE LIKELIHOOD OF
CATCHING A SMALL SUNFISH
OR EVEN A BASS IS JUST AS
HIGH AS WITH MORE COMPLEX
EQUIPMENT AND A WHOLE
LOT LESS FRUSTRATING.
>> THERE YOU GO YOUNG MAN.
STICK YOUR THUMB IN THERE
AND HOLD THAT FISH UP!
>> IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO
USE BARBLESS HOOKS.
HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH
EASIER THEY ARE TO WORK WITH
THAN A BARBED HOOK AND THEY
MINIMIZE THE POSSIBILITY OF AN
INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR CHILD.
>> HOLD THE HOOK.
HERE'S YOUR BAIT.
>> MANY KIDS ARE UNEASY
WITH LIVE BAIT.
BAIT THEIR HOOKS FOR THEM
OR TRY ALTERNATIVES LIKE
HOT DOGS, KERNEL CORN
OR CHEESE.
>> WHAT DO I DO NOW?
>> A LIVE FISH CAN BE
FRIGHTENING TO SOME CHILDREN.
>> NO!
>> TEACH CHILDREN RESPECT FOR
THE FISH, HOW TO HANDLE
AND RELEASE IT SAFELY.
>> SEE, HE'S SWIMMING AWAY!
>> LET YOUR CHILD BUILD A
SERIES OF SMALL SUCCESSES.
>> WHAT'S THAT?
>> A BOBBER.
>> THEY'LL GAIN CONFIDENCE AS
THEY LEARN HOW TO ATTACH A
BOBBER, HOW TO CAST
AND IDENTIFY TYPES OF FISH.
>> EXCELLENT!
>> BRING ALONG PLENTY OF
DRINKS AND SNACKS TO KEEP
KIDS FROM GETTING CRANKY.
AND DON'T FORGET SUN PROTECTION
AND A SMALL FIRST AID KIT.
>> THERE YOU GO.
>> REMEMBER, THE NUMBER ONE
GOAL IS TO HAVE FUN.
EVEN IF YOUR KIDS DON'T
CATCH FISH, THEY'LL HAVE
HAPPY MEMORIES OF
SPENDING TIME TOGETHER.
>> COME ON, D'OH!
D'OH!
D'OH!
D'OH!
HE'S A BIG ONE!
D'OH!
COME ON!
GRANDPA!
D'OH!
D'OH!
COME ON!
I CAUGHT A FISH!
CAN I THROW HIM BACK IN?