Fishing, fishing, fishing and even more fishing at the week long summer camp. Young anglers (grades 7-12) fish everyday with an expert saltwater fishing educational team. Spend a week with marine educators and learn a lifetime of saltwater fishing techniques. Participants explore fish biology and behavior and how weather, wind, moon and tides affect fishing. During the week, anglers will learn how to throw a net to catch bait, how to tag and release fish and how to target speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Participants will fish a variety of saltwater habitats aboard vessels and at the islands.
- Master the basics of fishing the Gulf Coast for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, white trout, and other fish.
- Interact with GCRL scientists in the lab and on the water to learn about fish biology and behavior.
- Learn how weather, wind, moon, and tides affect fishing.
- Learn to recognize good spots to fish.
- Find out how to catch your own bait.
- Learn about conservation and fishing regulations and how to tag a fish.
- Go fishing on GCRL and chartered vessels.
- Make your own fishing lures.
- Learn to clean and cook your catch.