4-H Sportfishing State Event

June 3, 2017


Registration will open in 4HOnline on April 1 and will close May 15.  Only those youth enrolled in the sportfishing project will be able to register.  

Overview of the day’s events

Check in and orientation

Event Check-in will take place between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the Conservation Area Shelter

All registered participants will receive a gift card from Bass Pro Shops and a goodie bag.   

Orientation will begin at 8 a.m.


Fishing derby (8:30-11 a.m.) includes both a shore and a boat class

Casting contest

Skill-a-thon  (skills and knowledge-based activities)
Topics included are from the 4-H Sportfishing curriculum and might include a variety of topics:

  • Fish identification               
  • Knot tying
  • Missouri fishing regulations
  • Terminal rigging
  • Tackle identification
  • Matching tackle to fish
  • Basic fish biology (Habitat preferences, Identify fish parts, etc.)
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Fishing safety
  • Sportsman ethics
  • Fish species conversion chart

Other activities for youth, leaders and families include a fish fry, fish demonstrations and hands-on activities. Events usually end by 3 p.m.

Resources for all project levels