Texas 4-H Sportfishing Project

Type
Project
Recreational fishing in Galveston, Texas

Overview

Explore the world of fishing at the water’s edge! Kick back in the shade and enjoy the company of friends while you fish. Fishing is an easy and relaxing outdoor activity and is fun for the whole family.

Contact

Larry Hysmith
Extension Program Specialist: Natural Resources

Fishing can be inexpensive and available with present city, county, and state public waterways. You’ll also learn resource management and leadership skills.

Here are just a few things you will learn in this project:

  • Basic fishing skills
  • Fish and aquatic life identification
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Fishing laws, ethics and stewardship
  • Tackle crafting – lures, rods, and other fishing equipment
  • Boating skills
  • Outdoor safety and first aid
  • Fish habitat management

Looking for solutions in your county? Contact your local extension experts

  • Publication

    This palm-sized flip deck features photographs and line drawings of 61 aquatic plants commonly found in Texas.

  • Course

    Learn how to calculate and produce weekly, monthly, or annual irrigation water budgets for any urban landscape. This course provides 4 hours of continuing education units for Texas Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, and others who self-report.

  • Course

    Welcome to the Texas Watershed Steward online course! Here you will learn about watersheds, water quality, and watershed management and gain access to all of the information supplied in the face-to-face workshops we hold around the state.

  • Course

    Do you want to learn how to be a weighmaster at fishing tournaments? This online course is perfect for anyone who wants to become a weighmaster or wants to learn more about fishing tournament procedures, including tournament officials.

  • Course

    This course aims to help beef cattle producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is linked with the production of livestock. These contaminations may also pose a health risk to Texas citizens.

  • Course

    This course will provide new landowners with education on wildlife, livestock, forages, and land stewardship to help them learn basic land management concepts as they begin to make decisions about their land.