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Lesson 6:3 - Planning a Fishing Trip

by Nadine Meyer, Aquatic Education Specialist

August 2009


Fishing on a pier

Chapter 6 of the Fishing: Get in the Habitat! Leader’s Guide contains five of the 39 lessons, all of which pertain to safety and fishing. Fishing can be as simple or as complex as the angler chooses to make it, yet even the angler with the cane pole, hook and bobber must have some basic understanding of how to fish safely and find areas for fishing that fit an individual’s or group’s needs. Lesson 6:3 – Planning a Fishing Trip is designed to guide students through the process of choosing a safe place to fish using resources found online.

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Lesson Summary

There are many things to consider in planning a safe, successful fishing trip. Students will gather information from a variety of sources, including the Minnesota DNR website, plan a fishing trip and make a poster illustrating how they planned for a safe, successful trip.

Tips & Tricks

Diving Deeper

Students can add other topics to their research such as invasive species, special regulations, historical fishing and commercial fishing. A follow-up project could include developing a website or brochure dedicated to the fishing areas the students researched that includes all of the information they gathered and images of the fishing area, fish species found in the fishing area, and more.

MinnAqua Lesson Connections

Safety should always be integrated into all fishing activities. Lesson 6:1 - Safety and Fishing at the Water's Edge has a great safety checkoff list and activities. Also, Lesson 6:1 can provide guidance when creating the posters for Lesson 6:3.

Lesson 6:1 - Safety and Fishing at the Water's Edge This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (37 pages | 3.5 MB)

Suggested Online Student Resources

These resources can help you plan for a successful fishing trip with your students: