sportfishingFrom stocked mountain lakes to blue-ribbon wild trout streams, Idaho’s got lots of catchable fish! Learn to find and identify fish, tie knots, rig lines, select baits and lures, and cast to a target. Experiment with different kinds of rods and reels, research fishing regulations, and, when you’re ready, conduct your own sportfishing skillathon.

Project Requirements
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Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office to learn more.

Member Materials
  • Take the Bait, Level 1* 
  • Reel in the Fun, Level 2* 
  • Cast into the Future, Level 3*
  • Fishing: A Lifetime Sport Member Manual*
  • 4-H Project Record Book | docpdf
  • 4-H Involvement Report | docpdf |

Leader Materials 
  • Sportfishing Helper’s Guide*
  • Idaho General Fishing Season Regulations
  • Making Artificial Lures | pdf |
  • Fishing (bait, spin, fly casting, and safety) | pdf |
  • Handling and Care of Game and Fish | pdf

Optional Supporting Materials
  • Sport Fishing Skills Checklist | doc |
  • Curtis Creek Manifesto by Sheridan Anderson. An illustrated guide to fly fishing*

*Available through your county extension office.