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We plan to visit Milton area later this summer and have a 5 y/o grandchild there that we want to introduce to fishing. We are not familiar with the area and we don't have a boat, so it would need to be shore/dock fishing. Our kids grew up fishing 3-inch perch with worms and a Snoopy rod in Minnesota and they still talk about it. Would love that kind of fast action for our grand child. We would appreciate any ideas on locations for dipping a line for sunfish/bream, etc.

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I always tell folks, any little creeks running under roads and small bridges....light tackle with worms and crickets. Now Steve's catfish farm is great, the old Wells Catfish farm was good too but it changed owners and is called something else now (It's in Jay). Pay places are always a gimmie...
 

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Take them to Wayside Park by the 17th Ave boat ramp. Fish the seawall between the boat ramp and the 3 mile Bridge fishing pier. It has a railing to keep them safe and they can catch pinfish, pigfish, croakers and little snappers until their arms fall off. The same rig you mentioned for perch will work just fine, small hooks, split shot weights and a bobber with squid or shrimp pieces for bait. The squid will stay on the hook a lot longer. There are also covered picnic tables on site.

https://public.myfwc.com/LE/boatramp/public/Ramp.aspx?FacilityID=ES00136MO
 

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About any dock or low pier oughta work

Pinfish, Pigfish, and dozens of others. Put a large Pinfish down and catch an arm long Gafftop to thrill the kid. Maybe a little Shark will latch on.

When you get through fishing, clean up your freshwater tackle and oil it good or you will have a rust bucket by the time you get home.
 
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