With a boat load a kids it will be hard to keep them totally interested.
I have had good success years ago when I guided by trolling small swim baits, That way you'll have more than on thing to keepingum happy , Taking turns reeling in fish maybe some casting ,some playing in the tackle boxes or rigging up baits , some eating(or feeding the gulls) and possibly even letting them take a turn at steering the boat..Drifting is good but you will be hanging up and you may loose a R n Reel lol You also could tie or anchor and throw out some soured grain or cans of cat food that will normally get the catfish going especially if you can find a ditch or drain pipe dumping in some moving water.. Might be a little early N I haven't been there in a while BUT Fish should hang around the rip rap all of April.
Trolling all along from East fork to the east end of the dam and around any windy point they are usually sandies ,bass and a occasional crappie now that they are shallow..
I use 2 inch sassy shad on a 3/8 oz head at slow speeds you can drag 4 rods easy and depending on how much line you let out the baits will run 5 to 7 ft ...Any shoreline around Avolon,clear lake or by the Power plant should have some fish..best if thee tackle is heavy enough to reel in the fish without stopping...
Good luck... keep it fun they will develop patience, good habits and great rememorizes.
Edited by bullcrappie (03/27/16 08:35 PM)
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