open tackle box next to small information cards about fish

Tackling Your Tackle Box

When anglers have the information that helps them select the correct equipment, chances for fishing success are greatly improved. A show-and tell activity and a matching activity familiarize students with common lures and tackle. Using a limited amount of money, students shop in a virtual tackle store to stock a tackle box with basic lures and baits appropriate for catching their targeted fish species. On a second virtual shopping trip, students return prepared with information on the characteristics of their targeted fish species. In a presentation to the group, they compare items purchased on the two shopping trips and share their reasons for choosing them.

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Credit: MN DNR MinnAqua Program

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