Originally Posted by 501s
We fished off my X-30 a lot last year. It's not a big deal to me, that's what a boat is for, just try to keep the fish and the bait on the platform. Here are a couple pics of my Son (the 4 year old) catching some Walleye. For all last summer we would see this young kid at the dock who would talk to me about fishing and boats every time we saw him. Finally after several months I just told him to hop on the MC and come fishing with us. The look on his face was priceless and his "strut" as he said bye to his friends on the dock and walked over to our boat to hop on was comical. After that he kept an eye on my boat whenever we weren't at the Marina.
That my friend is what boating is all about. We need to keep our children interested in water sports, whether skiing, fishing, tubing, whatever the case might be. I'm glad you took that young kid fishing with you guys. He will never forget that day as long as he lives.