If you want to put the kiddo on fish, small #12/14 long shank cricket hook with a small redworm/dilly under a bobber on the outside edges of vegetation will get you a bunch of bluegill. That's what I do for my nephews that I take out there and I want to catch something. For the bass in the summer, a slow, slow, slow moving weightless plastic might get you some fish. So hard on this lake for bass, but I have been getting better over the years. Last year around this time I got a few good fish on a jig thrown to log laydowns along the bank, even swimming a jig through some of the fishing docks (cast a jig way back in a dock, and swim it through slowly, making sure to hit a crossbar or piling). I did see a video of Clark Wendtlet (spelling?) catching fish on frog in the muck, but few folks venture into that stuff. Good luck man. This lake has different results for everyone in all skill levels.