We have taken Gage fishing since I was on maternity leave but Sunday was his first time to actually have his own rod & reel (Cars...imagine that). We took him to a couple ponds and he didn't have any luck. The third pond we went to had some hungry perch. He was able to reel them in all by himself. It was such a nice day and the third pond we went to was out of the wind which made it really nice.