I tried to get my daughter to use the fly rod but she was adamant about using her Dora pole. I finally gave in and put a small marabou jig under a bobber. I cast the line out and let her do everything else. Her first couple casts didn't get any results. Then I had her try reeling really fast then stop. Reel fast, then stop. The bobber twitched and moved after she did that. After a fast twitch the bobber went under and I yelled REEL FAST! She did and the bobber went under for a second then came up and stopped. Right when I said "I'm not sure if a fish is on..." A fish shot out of the water right at our feet. The fish danced on the surface and I just kept saying reel it in. She finally had a fish that she felt she caught herself.
Her fish kept getting bigger and bigger. I'd cast the line out then glance over and she'd be reeling another fish in. Every now and then I'd have to remind her, reel fast then stop. Then another fish would come to hand.
I kept joking with her that I think she's catching all the fish in the lake. I was thinking maybe I was setting her up for disappointment. These last couple trips she's caught a fish with in the first 10min. What is she going think when the fishing is slower? Hopefully those trips won't come any time soon. This day was amazing. I was so proud of her. Every fish she wanted to pet and this last monster I just had to have her lip.
The fish was so big she couldn't hold it with out two hands.
On they way home she asked why she caught all the big ones? Maybe I need a Dora pole.