The perfect age for salmon fishing

What Is The Perfect Age For Salmon Fishing

We get asked a lot by parents what is best age to bring our child to salmon fish. The love it here, and are thinking of bringing their kids with them the following year. There is not exactly a perfect age for salmon fishing. Kids of all ages can go salmon fishing! You just have to match the child’s age and experience with the type of salmon. Some kids fish with their parents a lot and then there are kids that have never fished before. We have never turned away a family with young kids.

We have learned over the years how to book family’s with kids that have never fished before. If they are 3 to 7 years old we try and schedule them to come up in August on an even year when the pinks are running. If we have a family with kids we will anchor up and put a maglip plug out to help the youngsters out. We also have ugly stik rods that won’t break, and are small enough for them to handle. By doing it all by themselves, it teaches them confidence and keeps them excited to wait for the next bite.

It’s awesome when families coming up for kings want to bring their young children. We let them know that this is a slower time for action but we will still make it an exciting day for the family. I would say eight years old is a good age because they don’t get bored too quickly and once they start getting bored they are old enough to help you do things in the boat to keep their mind off being bored. Bring the kids up and let’s have some fun.

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