Some simple equipment, live bait and patience are all it takes to help a kid fish. Image by Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: Baltimore Kids Get in on Fishing Tournament Action

Coastal Conservation Association’s Chesapeake Fishing Open is all about catching big fish and ridding the Bay of a few unwelcome invasives (think snakeheads and blue catfish).

But this year’s tournament is also about teaching the next generation. In Baltimore City’s Middle Branch, volunteers mentor kids in a Family & Youth Fishing Derby with fishing lessons, filleting demos, and a shoreline cleanup. As Chery Costello reports, it doesn’t take much to teach a kid to fish. Watch below: