Do you like to be outdoors? Do you like to fish? Would you like to learn how to tie flies? Then this is the project for you. You will learn about types of fish, variety of sportfishing equipment, how to make and repair tackle, understand the ecological and social basics of fisheries and management.

Take the Bait Unit 1, Jr./Int./Sr.

Take the Bait Unit 1

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn different casting methods
  • Learn how to decide on the proper tackle
  • Understand the basics of aquatic ecology
  • Learn the importance of clean environment



Reel in the Fun Unit 2, Jr./Int./Sr.

Reel in the Fun Unit 2

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn how to tie fishing knots
  • Practice different types of casting
  • Make your own fishing tackle
  • Study the different characteristics of fish
  • Recognize the importance of water quality for fish habitat
  • Understand why fishing regulations are important
  • Prepare a fish meal for a family


Cast into the Future Unit 3, Jr./Int./Sr.

Cast into the Future Unit 3

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn how to determine the age of a fish
  • Disassemble and reassemble a fishing reel
  • Make artificial flies and lures
  • Modify fishing equipment
  • Design and craft a lure
  • Collect and identify aquatic insects