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Fishing with Kids

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011 by cnull in Inshore Fishing Blog

After several long phone calls and a rescheduled date, Capt Scott Null finally got his chance to show a couple of boys how much fun fishing could be. At 8 and 5 y/o, there was a lot of planning that went into this trip. You have to be prepared for short attention spans and no patience for the hunt for fish. With a quart of shrimp, appropriate life jackets, lots of water and a good nights sleep, the gang was ready to hit the marsh in West Galveston Bay.

With light spinning gear rigged for live shrimp, from the first cast the trip was a success. The first fish to start the party was a lady fish (skipjack). Small but exciting. The next few casts brought in trout and redfish, a couple of croakers and a cast of other species that kept the trip exciting. After a good run of trout and one redfish, Thomas proclaimed he was done and ready to go home to greet mom. He monitored the bait well carefully from that point but continued to keep up with his older brother cast for cast, fish for fish. Dad labeled one the Trout Mister and the other the Redfish Master.

The key to this trip was a lot of action and a willingness to call it quits when the bait was gone and the action slowed. The boys proclaimed, this was the best day ever!!


For more information about kayak fishing or fishing from a poling skiff in the shallow marshes of Galveston Bay, you can contact Capt Scott Null at 281-450-2206 or scott@tsfmag.com.