Best Tactics To Catch More Fish On Piers (When You’re With Kids)
Are your kids interested in fishing?
If they are, one of the best places to learn more and get tight lines is at a pier.
So in this new Q & A video, you’ll learn some tips and tricks for catching a ton of fish with your kids from a pier.
Check it out below!!
Pier Fishing With Kids [VIDEO]
Piers and docks are accessible to lots of people and provide a place to drop some lines and catch a ton of fish.
But there are bound to be lots of other people fishing up and down the pier with lines in the water.
So how do you get the fish to bite YOUR hooks and NOT the dozens around you?
A huge mistake people make off piers is launching their baits out as far as possible.
The truth is that the fish are near the bottom of the pier below your feet where there is more structure.
The pier itself creates an artificial reef for sea life to grow and for fish to feel protected.
You can find many species of fish like flounder, sheepshead, snapper, redfish, black drum, grouper, and snook.
Just go from piling to piling and drop the bait straight down!
Best Bait & Rig For Pier Fishing With Kids
The best bait options to get kids on fish would be fiddler crabs, shrimp, and sand fleas.
And as for rigs, a dropper rig will work best!
This rig includes a sinker at the end of the line with a hook tied about a foot above that to keep the hook attached to the mainline.
Sinker weights can vary based on current and structure but the safest bet is a 1-3 ounce sinker.
If there is a stronger current, you can go with a pyramid sinker which will hold a bit better than other styles.
A bank sinker can also work if you want your bait to roll around at the bottom or suspend next to a piling.
Use a small J hook or a small circle hook on this type of rig.
But you don’t want to go too big with the hooks because some of the species near the pilings have smaller mouths.
Make sure you have at least a 30 lb leader to lessen your chances of breaking off.
Fishing off piers and docks can be a great learning experience for kids!
But you’ll need to have the best bait, rigs, and tactics so that it’s a great time for all.
Do you have any other tactics for getting tight lines with kids when you’re pier fishing?
Let me know in the comments!
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