RE:Starting the kids...
I like the kid clave idea! My son and daughter (5+6) are into bluegills. We just switched to a new pond and are catching some nice perch now. They also have caught scoolies from the row boat on the cape. I find it hard to integrate FF with them though. They neeed constant attention. I use worms, bobbers, ans long shanked hooks with the barbs mashed down. Them panfish like to swallow everything.