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
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