The sport of fishing brings us back to our early days of being nomadic hunter / gatherers . It’s exhilarating , relaxing and if ever you’re in a jam , you could live off the land…as long as you’re not stranded in the desert!
Involving the next generation is key in keeping this sport and national pastime alive. Children of all ages are spending countless hours watching TV & playing video games. Needless to say ,they now ,more than ever, are also hooked (no pun intended) to their social media accounts .
We need to put the electronics down and spend more quality time with family & friends enjoying the great outdoors. Fishing is a great outlet for today’s youth, it requires hand eye coordination, trip planning and thinking of creative ways to catch your prey. To top it off , fishing has many other advantages such as physical activity and creating a sense of community and oneness with nature.
We’re blessed here in Ontario to have conservation programs in place to help preserve Canada’s best asset . They’re also responsible for keeping the rivers stocked in the spring so that we have a healthy and abundant fish population.
Some of the best ways to involve youth is to simply take them out fishing. All you need is a rod/reel a, few hooks and some baits. You can stick with live worms or try some soft plastics. These are 2 very cost effective ways to fish and easy for a beginner to learn.
Please refer to our BAM fishing guide to see how to properly use your lures. Using proper techniques gives you a better chance to catch the following species : Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass , Northern pike , perch , crappie & walleye.
A little planning goes a long way . Do a bit of research online and you’ll discover where local anglers are fishing. Go visit your local tackle shop to get some advice. Learn from the experiences of fellow anglers.
Remember that your main goal is to have fun! Take some pictures or videos of your catches and share them with the world. Put your social media accounts to good use and promote the sport we all love and are trying hard to preserve!
If you’re not convinced or need some more information please contact us with your questions and we’ll make sure you get an answer.
Team Bam members
Davin Levesque & The Algoma Angler Team
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