Sport Fishing is a project made for Montana. After all, a river runs through it! You will learn how to make your own fishing tackle, experience the world of aquatic ecology, and explore the relationship between fish, people and the environment. You’ll also learn about casting methods, how to decide on the proper tackle and much more.

Sport Fishing, Level 1

Let the adventure begin! In this level, you will learn about tackle, different casting methods and how your actions affect the fishing environment, as you improve your fishing skills.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

Complete a minimum of 6 activities in the “Take the Bait” achievement program. You must also participate in three additional learning activities, such as giving a demonstration, exhibiting at the fair, visiting a tackle shop or other activities to expand your knowledge. It may take up to three years to complete this level.

MATERIALS

M Take the Bait, BU7598, $6.00
L Sport Fishing Helper’s Guide, BU7601, $6.00
 

Sport Fishing, Level 2

Learn more about fishing, aquatic ecology, knot tying, types of casting methods, characteristics of fish and how to prepare a fish meal for your family. You’ll also better understand the importance of fishing regulations.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this project, you must do a minimum of six activities in the manual as well as participate in at least three additional learning experiences. (See project book for examples.) It may take up to three years to complete this level.

MATERIALS

M Reel in the Fun, BU7599, $6.00
L Sport Fishing Helper’s Guide, BU7601, $6.00

Sport Fishing, Level 3

Learn how to determine the age of fish, disassemble and reassemble a fishing reel, make artificial lures and flies, modify fishing equipment, design and craft a lure and collect and identify aquatic insects.

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

To complete this project, do a minimum of six activities in the manual as well as participate in at least three additional learning experiences. (See project book for examples.) It may take up to three years to complete this level.

MATERIALS

M Cast Into the Future, BU7600, $6.00
L Sport Fishing Helper’s Guide, BU7601, $6.00
Sport Fishing Independent Study 
Sport Fishing Helper’s Guide, BU7601, $6.00 Youth identify fish characteristics, plan the club year, design a fish print shirt, powder paint a jig head, make a plastic worm, tie knots, complete a boat safety checklist, plan and conduct a fishing trip, play Perch Bingo, organize a sportfishing quiz bowl and conduct a fishing skillathon.