Are there any places that teach how to fish?

I haven’t been fishing since I was a little kid.

I’d love to be able to do this with my son, but I’ve forgotten what little I knew.

Just simple stuff, like going to a lake or maybe a stream and catching some trout or bass. What equipment and bait I’d need. And learning how to clean and prepare the fish.

If anyone knows anything like this in the San Francisco Bay Area, please let me know.

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7 thoughts on “Are there any places that teach how to fish?

  1. Why don’t i just tell you right now?

    For trout & bass, just starting out with your son try live-bait like minnows or worms. You won’t need a hefty priced rod & reel, just get a simple Zebco 33 combo from Wal-Mart. The bait you can get at the local bait shop, Wal-Mart, or K-Mart. Now, you may wanna try a couple lures too. Try some rooster tails & beetle spins they catch all kinds of different fish.

    For cleaning fish look it up on Google.

  2. This is a great link to new fisher, because i am one too.
    http://www.takemefishing.org/
    it helped me and it should help you. I would suggest a spin-cast reel(covered top) buy the bait that best suits you and what you and son plan on cacthing. you just should have fun. buy a:
    bobber-$2
    good rod&reel i say rhino glow tip-$40.00 and one for your son any would do because its a First.
    bait$3.00–$10.00 or live bait is good
    weights $1-$5 depends on Quality but any would do.
    make sure you & your son have fun and be safe:)

  3. I’m not a parent and don’t plan on becoming one, but I want to commend you on your plans to take your son fishing. I’ve always heard that with your child, you don’t have to be an expert. You just have to care and try your best. I can tell that you already have both of those covered. You already have some great answers here and I’m sure you will have a great fishing trip with your son.

  4. there are places that you can learn. look up your local DNR office, they usually put on clinics and similar functions for this kind of thing. I started fishing a few years ago now, and i kind of taught myself. just go to somewhere where other people are fishing, imitate what they do. then when you start catching fish you can start to switch things up on your own and start to learn the tricks of the trade. careful who you watch though, cuz some people have no clue…

  5. Go to walmart buy a couple of Zebco 33’s . Then go to the bait shop and buy some night crawlers and your set for a great fishing trip with your son. Bass Pro Shops often has seminars on things maybe you could learn some stuff there as well. Good fishing.

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  7. hey man, if i was you i would just go to your local walley world and pick up a zebco rod and reel combo. they usually come with a little fishing kit with hooks and bobbers and a few weights. i would start off fishing with night crawlers or some other type of worm. remember to tie your hook on good dont put your weight right next to your hook put it between the bobber and the hook. and if you are needing certain answers, right here is a good place to start. there are some people that use this Q&A forum that have some pretty good insite on fishing but there are others that throw out answers and they really dont have a clue expecially if you ask what rod and reel to get or lure and their answer will be “get an expensive one expensive stuff works and cheeper stuff is junk and that mess dont work” they are good at googling things but answers…..no so much. give yahoo answers a chance and i can promise you that you will be able to pick out any good answer from the ones that are talkin out of their rears. you can email me anytime and i will see what i can do for you. just start back fishin slowly and work your way into more complex things. just dont go out and drop a pile of money into something to start with if you dont have to. the zebco 33 classic is a great set up that will give you years and years of fun. man i hope this helps you out a bit good luck good fishin be safe and remember to share the experience

    oh yea—welcome back to the way of life that alot of us call “fishing”

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