Monday - Introduction

  • Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Joe Budd Aquatic Education Center and Fish Camp; Overview of Fish Camp rules and expectations
  • Tackle - spinning rod and reel distribution and assembly, types of knots, care of line, selection of lures, tackle box organization
  • Casting - demonstration, practice, retrieving methods, landing fish, hook removal
  • Introduction to different fishing methods - exposure and practice with spinning combos, baitcasters, and breambusters
  • Bank fishing

Tuesday - Boating

  • Introduction to boats and boating safety
  • Review of trolling motor use
  • Operation of outboards - safety, controls and their location, kill switch, fueling, starting procedures, troubleshooting
  • Practice boating - maneuvering, anchor retrieval, trolling with outboard
  • Boat and bank fishing

Wednesday - Navigation

  • How to use a compass - demonstration for land and boats, compass scavenger hunt
  • How to use GPS - demonstration for land and boats, GPS scavenger hunt
  • Boat and bank fishing

Thursday - Fishing Tournament

  • Fishing tournament - boat and shore categories, PRIZES
  • Fish cleaning - scaling, skinning and filleting
  • Fish Camp Games - fishing golf, slip & slide, casting accuracy contest

Friday - Fish Fish Fry

  • Review of fishing knowledge - safety, tackle, techniques, skill
  • Fish preparation and cooking - fish fry for all (parents and family invited)
  • Fish games - championship rounds


FWC Facts:
The traditional hunter safety course covers the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to be a safe hunter - with 12 hours of instruction, a test and 3 hours on a shooting range.

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