Here are a few late-summer ideas for the family. Clear Lake is reporting excellent bass fishing and a vigorous crappie, bluegill and catfish bite. A day trip to Clear Lake with a nice picnic hamper is a wonderful way to spend a family day. Youngsters love catching fish. The shoreline is a good bet for bluegill and crappie, as they put up a good fight and are easy to catch. The little guys love the fast action and they can use their Barbie and Spider Man fishing poles.
When my kids were young, I put their fish in a wire net in the water and we would do a release ceremony when they were done fishing. They learn two lessons that way – how to treat your catch and how they’re out to have fun. Check with the local pro fishing shops for advice on fishing with children, you have to tie them to the hook just so.
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