My eleven-year-old son says he's interested in trying to go fishing and I know zero about fishing.
Is there "guided" (assisted) fishing close by?
Where they tell us what to do, where and provide the fishing rods?
Of course there are plenty of guides available who can take you out for a few hours in their boats. Most cater to seasoned, or at least occasional anglers, and also emphasize bass fishing.
Here's a guy who is coincidentally an old high school classmate of mine. Mike has been fishing the Potomac forever and unlike the vast majority of guides tends to focus on whatever species might be easy to catch or what the client prefers. And, he's not shy of using live bait, which also can help newbs.http://www.indianheadcharters.com/
He's also less expensive than a lot of the bass focused guides. He is legit, spoke to Coastal Conservation Association meeting last year and is a licensed captain to my knowledge. One possibility for you.