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Ideas and locations to take kids fishingin IN.

By AA-Fishing Staff Writers

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Fishing and the great outdoors offers kids an alternative to many influences they encounter in their busy lives today. A single fishing trip could be the turning point in a young life. We encourage you to invest the time in Indiana kids. The rewards are endless and it takes so little effort.

The purpose of this page is to share the basics about taking kids fishing and tips to make it fun by keeping it simple.

Indiana offers fantastic opportunities for kids to enjoy fishing and learn about the sport. With a variety of fish species and urban fishing locations, children can experience the joys of angling and develop a lifelong passion for fishing.

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Many fish species in Indiana are suitable for kids to target, providing exciting and memorable fishing experiences. Bluegill and sunfish are popular choices, as they are abundant in many lakes, ponds, and urban fishing spots. These fish are known for their willingness to bite and can provide plenty of action for young anglers. Other suitable species for kids to pursue include crappie, catfish, and bass, which can be found in various waters across the state.

Urban fishing locations are particularly accessible for families and offer convenience for kids to engage in fishing close to home. Parks, ponds, and reservoirs within city limits provide opportunities for young anglers to cast their lines and have a great time. Some popular urban fishing spots in Indiana include Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Highland Park in Kokomo, and Broad Ripple Park in Indianapolis. These locations often have amenities such as fishing piers, easy access to the water, and family-friendly facilities, making them ideal for kids to enjoy a day of fishing.

When taking kids fishing in Indiana, it's essential to focus on their safety and enjoyment. Ensuring that children wear life jackets, providing them with appropriate fishing gear suited for their age and size, and teaching them about fishing ethics and conservation are all crucial elements of a positive fishing experience for kids.

Indiana's commitment to providing urban fishing opportunities and a variety of fish species allows children to develop a love for fishing and the outdoors. It's a wonderful way for families to bond, create lasting memories, and instill in children an appreciation for nature. By introducing kids to the joys of fishing in urban environments, Indiana encourages a new generation of anglers and nurtures a lifelong passion for fishing and conservation.

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Places in Indiana to take kids fishing

Consider these small lakes, ponds, creeks and urban fishing locations as places to take a kid fishing in the Hoosier State.

- Dogwood Lake

- Driftwood River
- Flatrock River

- Elkhart River

Fort Wayne
- Maumee River
- St. Joseph River

- Lake Etta Park
- Lake George
- Jeorse Park
- Whiting Park
- Wolf Lake Park

- Geist Reservoir

La Porte
- Fish Lake

South Bend
- Saint Joseph River
- Potato Creek Park

- Sullivan County Park

Indiana offers many opportunities for kids to fish and experience the thrill of the “tap-tap-tap”. Watch the eyes of a youth light up no matter how big or small their catch may be. You have the opportunity to experience it with them and share their joy.

Top 3 tips for taking kids fishing in IN

1. Make sure that the goal is to have fun. Catching fish is a bonus.

2. Keep it simple. Simple tackle, techniques and locations.

3. Keep the focus on the kids. Be a hero by helping them enjoy the day.

Click here for additional tips to create a successful day of fishing for kids.

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Kids, fishing and smiles naturally go together. Take a kid fishing and you just might change the course of their life. Then take pictures and send us one of them holding their prized catch. We will happily post it here.

Youngsters with their prized catch

Jon Keesling, 8 years old caught this Bass while actually fishing for Bluegill. He had caught a Bluegill and was pulling it in when this Bass went after the Bluegill. Both fish were on the hook at the same time and then just before he landed them both the Bluegill flipped of the hook.

This fish was caught at Memorial Park lower lake just outside of New Castle, Indiana on June 15th 2007. We were all so excited for this was Jon's first Bass. The Bass was 17" in long.

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Kids fishing locations and information, by state.

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Help us identify other youth fishing spots in IN.

If you are aware of a great place to take kids fishing in your area, please let us know. We can add it to our list. Every kid that catches a fish will appreciate the fact that you made the effort.