Caleb got to hold his first fishing pole- I let him use my ice fishing pole. He wanted to cast and real it in right away. A couple of times Caleb wanted to lean over the edge of the boat to the point of falling in. Lori was good about catching him and explaining that he would fall in and get wet. I wanted to just let him fall in and learn the hard way, good thing for moms. We couldn't have asked for a better day though. It was a lot of fun.