Kids and Fishing

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Fourteen-year-old Joey Thimm lifts a nice laker while fishing in Ontario.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

P.J. Perea’s four-year-old son Phil holds up this 11-inch shellcracker in the pond behind the family house. Grandma cooked up a panfish lunch for him the next day.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Brandon Correale (right), age 9, from Gilbert, Arizona, caught this 13-pound largemouth on nightcrawlers at the Roosevelt Lake Marina. His younger brother Dylan gave him a hand. The fish was full of eggs, so they released her.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Brett Feneis, 10, with a big king from the Lower Kenai River in Alaska in July.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

In the world of field fashion, pink just might be the new camo. At least for three-year-old Bailey Hughes. She used a bright pink squid and jig head rigged to her pink Disney Princess rod to land this sunfish.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Taylor Farrar caught this little blue gill out of the Hocking River in Logan, Ohio.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Tanner Henderson, 6, hoists a child-sized carp out at the Cuyahoga River in Ohio.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Six-year-old Olivia Kilfoyle works hard as the family’s nightcrawler-catcher.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Michigan’s Kalamazoo River was good to Lexy Havlock, 9. Her 33-inch northern weighed over 8-pounds.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Stefan Blair caught and released this monstrous largemouth in a Texas pond.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Quest Baker, 6, uses this 13-inch crappie to give his brother, Kaden, a fishing education.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

An 8-year-old with 8-pounds of bull trout. Now matching a trout’s weight to your age, that would be a fine tradition to keep alive.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Mallory McCauley with her first fish, a 9-inch crappie from Foster J. Sayers Dam in Blanchard, PA. Says her dad, Marty, “You can tell by the smile on her face that I have a fishing partner for life.”

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Sarah Johnson from Boise, Idaho didn’t even get her dress dirty when reeling in her first fish.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Fletcher Davis could not be happier about pulling in his first fish, a small spot, from the Potomac River in Tall Timbers, Md.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Seven-year-old Shawn Faulkingham, Jr. caught this largemouth bass on his aunt and uncle’s farm in St. Clair, Mo.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Samuel Hickman pulled this 16-inch rainbow out of Lake Cuyamaca, Calif.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Tyler San Agustin, 13, caught this stringer-full in the Boundary Waters, Minn. in just one hour.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Charlee Skahan poses with one of her first fish from her first fishing trip ever.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Dillon Berry shows off his dimples, and a nice technicolor brookie, too. Meeker, CO.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Four-year-old Blake Querio with his first fish, caught on a camping trip with his grandfather on Michigan’s Au Sable River.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

“This is a picture of my two sons after a successful morning of fishing in the Colorado Rockies. We were the only ones catching fish that day.”–Kevin Dyk

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Darah Gerou holds a 14-inch rainbow she caught while at Camp WAMP (Wheelchair Adventure Mountain Programs) at Hawley Lake in the Sierra Mountains.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Who needs a teddy bear? Summer Urbanek, 3, embraces this largemouth, her first fish, on Easter Sunday at Port Richey, Fla.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Timothy Okonek, 5, gets both hands on this 21-inch largemouth, near Palatine, Ill.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Jessica Clark, 11, caught this 5-pound smallmouth at Long Lake in Spokane, Wash.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

“My 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter, Ashley, and I went fishing at Knoll Lake in Central Arizona late April. Ashley caught three rainbow trout to my one.”– Tom Naylor.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Christopher Karickhoff’s son with his 40-inch pike.
“I guess it is going to be next to impossible to make him content with bluegill fishing anymore,” says papa.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

“My daughter caught her first fish on Memorial Day using a Barbie Shakespeare rod,” says Tim Finney.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Caitlin and Laila Sellars of Booneville, Miss. after a good day of fishing.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Ben Rupert, 11, caught his first steelhead on the White River in April.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

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Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

With a hand in the lip, Jonathan Cotton, 5, holds his first nice bass. He’d been fishing with his grandfather in New York.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Sophia Sharp, 4, of Brighton, Michigan went fishing on Long Lake with her cousins. When she ran out of worms, she used a stale pretzel to catch this 13-inch largemouth.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Kyle Blanchard, 8, caught this 25-pound 3-ounce northern pike this March while fishing with his father at Glen Lake in Vermont.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Tiffanie Bridges, 10, caught this 7-pound largemouth this past June fishing at Silver Lake in Maine.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Jared Cox (7) holds out a striper from Lake Beauclaire, Florida. “He’s a fish fanatic,” says photgrapher Diedre Whigham. “He’ll stay at our pond and fish all day.”

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Hitting 1.000: Elliot Grossman, of Buena Vista, Colorado, with his first-ever fish, which he caught on his first cast.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Ryan Voss, 12, caught this 34-inch, 9-pound laker while fishing with his father on Lake Superior.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Nicholas Busse, 7, dangles this 3-pound largemouth for the camera. He caught the fish off a dock, using nightcrawlers.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Jameson Rembert, 3, looks sharp holding his first fish, which he caught while out with his dad.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Caitlin Lucientes, 6, hooked this 12-pound, 25-inch freshwater striper while fishing with her grandfather at Lake Mendocino in Ukiah, Calif.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Four-year-old Kylie Stacey is very proud of her first trout.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Austin Higbee got a head-hold on this shark during a youth fishing tournament.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Logan Cooper from Kaneohe, Hawaii caught this trout during a family trip to Morgan Lake in La Grande, Ore.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Alex Klave reeled this 29-inch, 10-pound walleye out of Leech Lake in Walker, Minn.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Jonas Bourne, 4, with an armful at the Little Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Eleven-year-old James Dutton of Lutz, Florida, caught this 12-pound largemouth in his backyard lake on a rubber worm.

Readershot Wednesdays – Kids and Fishing

Kamryn Smith displays a 22-inch rainbow that she caught out of Canyon Ferry Reservoir in Montana.