4-H Sportfishing State Event

June 1, 2019

 at Little Dixie Lake 


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

Information and Rules

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 fish demonstrations and hands-on activities. Events usually end by 3 p.m.

Resources for all project levels