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 →
Who uses the Backyard Bass? The Backyard Bass are ideal for kids age 6 and up, families, Angler Educators, Fishing Programs, Youth Camps, PE programs and Youth Organizations.
What is included in a Backyard Bass Starter kit? A Starter Backyard Bass set includes three fish and two casting plugs. The Backyard Bass can also be purchased in sets of one dozen or in bulk quantities. Each of these sets will assist kids in learning to fish by improving their casting skills.
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 →