RE:Starting the kids...
My two year old is pretty crazy for it too. He doesn't like the fishing so much as he does the chance to squish worms or grubs or whatever Mom has dug up for him in the yard between his fingers. He's caught a few perch down at the local pond, but so far he seems to enjoy being part of Dad's passion more than anything. I feel the same way.
We should definitely get a kid clave going in the near future!