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A bit embarrassing to admit, but i suck at freshwater fishing. Outside of powerbait for stocked trout, I've never had much success. 10yo son is now getting the bug and with stripers still a few weeks away and lots of great ponds around us, I am looking for some recommendations on what you guys think is best for getting some bass, trout and any other freshwater species with lures. Thanks!

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I also have a 10 year old kid. I usually set her up with a Strike King micro crank bait. Just cast out and real slow, super easy fishing.  They catch everything from sunfish to bass. 

 

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Really small 1/12, 1/8 ounce kastmasters, or mister twister jigs in white in 1/16 ounce. I rarely skunk with those. The tiny crank bait posted about is also a good kid lure. I like small.

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For kids (and some adults) garden worms and a bobber, leave the artificials alone for a season or two...………………..

 

This how I started my two kids and now my granddaughters...………………..

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Another thing my kids like to use is top water baits like Pop Rs, Torpedoes, Whopper Ploppers and frogs. You won’t get as many fish but the bites are more exciting. 
Eventually you can move up to soft plastic baits like a Ned Rig, worms, lizards, etc. Those take much more skill and are more likely to get hung up on the bottom. 
 

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