The Freshwater Phil guide to Montreal shore fishing spots

Montreal's best shore fishing spots

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fishing with children

With the massive heat wave that has been around this week, shore fishing has been dismal. I didn't even bother going out until evenings, as the daytime temps stayed about 40 C with the high humidity.

As panfish as the only consitent bite when shore fishing in this sort of weather, I took my 4 year old son and 6 year old nephew out for an evening of panfish, sunfish being our main target. I decided to try using some left over chicken hearts and livers that I had from a previous catfish outing, but to my surprise the fish were less than interested.

Still, we managed to hook about a dozen sunfish and perch in about an hour. Nowhere near the numbers we would have caught fishing with worms as bait, but the children were happy just to be out fishng, both left with big smiles.

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