Fishing with kids
Editor's note: We are all excited to have more outdoor recreation opportunities; please carefully follow safety guidelines when venturing out, and note that this article was originally published a few years ago. It mentions facilities that may be temporarily closed.
For many of us, the age-old pastime of fishing evokes memories of summer’s glassy lakes and warm breezes. For others, it may call up pre-dawn wake-ups, soggy worms and even soggier rain boots. Either way, fishing is a childhood rite of passage — and for many of us — an adventure we want to share with our own children.
Bellevue dad Chris Brady fondly recalls fishing with his two sons. "Some of our best heartfelt conversations happened in an old rowboat, out in the middle of a lake," he says.
How can you get started fishing with your kiddos? It's easy. Page ahead for where to go, licensing info and tips on gear and first trips. And spoiler! It's Free Fishing Weekend this weekend, June 6–7, 2020.