Hooked on Alaska

Hooked on Alaska – Make a Wish Foundation: “…Backyard Bass games was a big hit and was instrumental in achieving our goal. We had 308 kids who came to participate in our event. We had great weather conditions and the kids were smiling all day long.”~Paul R.

Project FISH

Project FISH: “Backyard Bass are a mainstay of our angling skills portion of our Project FISH curriculum. We have been using Backyard Bass for 13 years and have been thrilled learners with the excitement they provide. Whether on a lawn, in a gym or pool or lake (yes, they float, as do the casting plugs) this is a valuable resource for aquatic educators. We use them for fish ID, and Learning Regulations. Simply use a permanent marker and put a fish species and size on the bottom and have the angler look it up in the fishing regulations to see Continue Reading →

Boating and Fishing Education Grants Available for 2011

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The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation recently announced the availability of boating and fishing education grants for 2011. Youth-focused boating, fishing and conservation organizations that introduce boating and fishing to minorities and under-served communities are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to programs that offer multiple on-the-water learning opportunities, encourage long-term involvement of participants, foster multi-generational participation, promote conservation education, and support existing RBFF partnerships and are inclusive in their programming. “We want to introduce as many children and their families to boating and fishing as possible,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson.  “We focus on quality Continue Reading →

Ironwood Pacific Sponsors Several Kids Fishing Clinics

Ironwood Pacific, manufacturers of the Backyard Bass are sponsoring several fishing events, including the Kenosha Sport Fishing and Conservation Association’s Spring Kids Fishing Clinic.  The Kenosha, Wisconsin based organization is focused on conservation, using involvement in fishing to educate and engage the community in protecting and improving the environment.  In the spring, they host a free Kids fishing clinic to help the next generation of fishermen advance there skills and appreciation for the environment. Ironwood Also sponsored the Duracats Championship Tournament held October 23rd and 24th in Mount Vernon, Indiana.  the competition brought out some of the greatest talent in Continue Reading →

2010 Take Me Fishing Grant Recipients Announced

The National Recreation and Park Association and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2010 Take Me Fishing grant initiative. This year, 70 agencies and organizations throughout the country received up to $5,000 for programs that will each serve a minimum of 2,000 youths by April 30, 2011. NRPA’s Take Me Fishing initiative supports local park and recreation agencies and youth service organizations that work to connect young people with nature and engage them in recreational boating and fishing. “With America’s youngsters spending hours a day on electronic media, it’s become more and more challenging Continue Reading →