I took my 5 year old granddaughter fishing last weekend at my “go to” bluegill / sunfish hole to catch her first fish. Fortunately, as you can tell by the pictures she was not disappointed. She managed to catch 5 on her own with little help from me and about 20 more with some help from grandpa. After an hour or so she started getting bored and that turned to playing with the fish as I caught them, calling herself a “Fishrinarian” taking care of the fish as we released them. All fish were caught on this little 3 wt and a Prince Nymph with spider legs.
The neighborhood kids were on the other side of this little drain area, cracking freshwater mussels for bait and catching as many gill as they could just being kids. It was awesome to see a small group 8-10 year old’s being outdoors getting fresh air and just being “kids”