I think it’s a safe bet that of all the various fishing equipment your child will need to begin their angling career, lures will be the most enticing. They can be bright, colorful, sparkly, furry, gummy . . . They attract kids nearly as well as they attract fish! Your child will almost certainly be drawn to the variety and the visual splendor of lures, but you will need to emphasize safety so that your child isn’t injured on a sharp (and possibly hidden) hook. To help you get started, today we’re discussing the best fishing lures for kids.
Fishing Lures for Kids
Sponge Fish Training Lures
Very young children cannot handle most lures due to their sharp hooks and toy-like appearance. Instead, consider purchasing sponge fish training lures from Kid Casters, which are made with little anglers in mind. These lures transform into large and colorful fish as soon as they’re cast into the water, and they can be reused again and again. Plus, they are 100% biodegradable, so you won’t have to worry about negatively impacting the environment.
Ribbon Tail Worms
Ribbon tail worms come in a wide variety of colors, including multi-colored and glittered. The lure’s long, thin, and plastic body has raised ribs for texture, and your child might enjoy squeezing the gummy material. The tail will twirl in the water, enticing nearby fish.
Crankbaits and Plugs
When children scan the wall of fishing lures at their local sporting goods store, they’re usually most attracted to the lures that resemble little fish, like crankbaits and plugs. These lures can be purchased in a number of different sizes and styles, so your child can choose the fish that catches their eye. Because most crankbaits feature multiple hooks, they are only suitable for older children who can handle the responsibility. To intrigue your prey, teach your child to reel the lure across the top of the water, so that its movement resembles the hops of a tiny fish.
Designed to replicate the flickering visuals of a small fish swimming in sunlight, spinners use a metal blade that spins like a propeller. When the lure is pulled through the water, the movement will set the metal blade in motion. The reflective flash and vibration of the water can mimic live bait so effectively, your prey won’t be able to tell the difference. Start with a small spinner so that your child isn’t overwhelmed by the size or number of hooks, and discuss how the lure successfully tempts fish to help your child understand the purpose and mechanics of fishing lures.
Finally, if you’re teaching kids to fish, be sure to check out Kid Casters. Our unique, innovative fishing products are the perfect way to safely introduce your child to the sport of fishing. In addition to our (patent pending) sponge fish training lures, you might be interested in our (patent pending) no-tangle fishing rods or a full fishing rod kit, which include a youth fishing rod, a practice casting plug, and training lures. Plus, many of our products feature popular children’s characters like Dora and Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can find our products at popular retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Wal-Mart, Cabela’s, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kmart, Toys ”R” Us, Sportsman’s Warehouse.