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FISHING: Begins with Bait… and a Hook

Forestville, WI – Want to hook a kid on fishing? Keep it simple. Put away the sophisticated stuff. There’ll be plenty of time for that during their life’s learning curve. Instead, focus on success, which is best achieved with a basic hook and live bait offering.

Quantity over quality is another factor. Kids quickly react with enthusiasm to a succession of teacup sunfish from under the dock. Whereas a daylong hunt for Red October will likely bore them.

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Basic and readily accessible live bait offerings like red worms, nightcrawlers, crickets, leeches and minnows will do the trick. They’re universally appealing to everything with fins and an appetite.

In this educational video, upstart anglers learn the ABC’s of fishing with live bait.

The video is accompanied by a “bait web” lesson plan for students, fishing clubs, youth groups, or anyone who wants to educate others about our natural world.

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ABOUT Future Angler Foundation

The Future Angler Foundation (FAF) is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation formed in April of 2012. The FAF’s mission is to “Create New Anglers and Boaters” through its support of angler education and boating safety programs hosted by passionate, knowledgeable volunteers throughout the U.S. and through its “Getting Families Fishing” initiative, a series of free source digital educational programs developed to engage young anglers and boaters as they educate them about angling in an exciting, informative, and effective manner. More information about the FAF can be found online at

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