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Join the IGFA as we travel around Florida to fish in diverse aquatic habitats. In each virtual field trip, you will learn the basics of recreational fishing and about Florida's fish, aquatic habitats, and resource stewardship; including ethical angling practices and ways to protect aquatic environments. The goal is to provide basic education to new and experienced anglers as well as encourage us all to get back outside in a safe and enjoyable manner!   


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Who can Learn to Fish?

  • Individuals

    Anyone can learn to fish! From novice to expert, there is always more to learn about recreational fishing and how to be a good steward to the environment. Even if you are not from Florida, there are still tips and tricks to learn from each field trip.

  • Families

    Parents are strongly encouraged to participate and learn to fish as a family. Recreational fishing is a perfect way to get outdoors and experience nature in a unique way, practice social distancing guidelines, and create lasting memories.

  • Schools/Groups

    With the uncertainty and limited availability of group activities, these virtual field trips offer a resource to education organizations for their students to learn about different habitats and wildlife that are found in Florida's diverse ecosystems.

Course curriculum

  • 01
    Information for the IGFA
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    • Please complete the following survey for the IGFA to understand more about our student anglers.
  • 02
    Freshwater Fishing at Tradewinds Park
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    • Overview of the Field Trip
    • Virtual Field Trip to Tradewinds Park
    • Let's practice the Clinch Knot!
    • Let's search Florida's Freshwater Fish!
    • Let's color the Bluegill!
    • Quick Review
    • Word Search Answers
    • Relevant Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 03
    Saltwater Fishing at Dr. Von D Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park
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    • Overview of the Field Trip
    • Virtual Field Trip to Dr. Von D. Mizell - Eula Johnson State Park
    • Let's practice the Uni Knot!
    • Let's help juvenile snapper find the Coral Reef!
    • Let's color the Mangrove (Grey) Snapper!
    • Quick Review
    • Mangrove Nursery to Coral Reef Maze - Answers
    • Relevant Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 04
    Bass Fishing at Cypress Creek Natural Area
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    • Overview of the Field Trip
    • Virtual Field Trip to Cypress Creek Natural Area
    • Additional Bass Education
    • Let's practice the Palomar Knot!
    • Let's go on a scavenger hunt!
    • Let's color the Largemouth Bass!
    • Quick Review
    • Relevant Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 05
    Urban Fishing at The Bill Keith Preserve
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    • Overview of the Field Trip
    • Virtual Field Trip to The Bill Keith Preserve
    • Additional Education about Regulations and Fish ID
    • Let's practice the Non-Slip Loop Knot!
    • Let's practice the Uni Knot!
    • Let's do a Fishing Crossword Puzzle!
    • Let's color the Crevalle Jack!
    • Quick Review
    • Fishing Crossword Puzzle Answers
    • Relevant Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 06
    The Practice of Science at C.B. Smith Park
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    • Overview of the Field Trip
    • Virtual Field Trip to C.B. Smith Park
    • The Results
    • How to Untangle a Spool
    • Blank Data Sheets
    • Make your own Pocket Fishing Journal!
    • Let's color the Peacock Bass!
    • Quick Review
    • Relevant Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 07
    Pier Fishing at Juno Beach Pier
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    • Overview of the Field Trip
    • Virtual Field Trip to Juno Beach Pier
    • How to Fillet a Fish
    • How to Cook a Fish
    • Let's color the Snook!
    • Let's unscramble some fishing words!
    • Quick Review
    • Word Scramble Answers
    • Relevant Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 08
    Spincast Fishing with Worms at Tropical Park
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    • Overview of the Field Trip
    • Virtual Field Trip to Tropical Park
    • Let's practice the Improved Clinch!
    • How to Handle Panfish
    • Let's color the Mayan Cichlid!
    • Let's Find the Differences in a Spincast!
    • Quick Review
    • Find the Difference - Answers
    • Relevant Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
  • 09
    Fly Fishing Intro at Plantation Heritage Park
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    • Overview
    • How to Set Up a Fly Rod
    • Tie a Clouser Minnow with Miss Lisa
    • Virtual Field Trip to Plantation Heritage Park
    • Let's color the Barracuda!
    • Let's cast to a Bonefish!
    • Knot Tying Instructions
    • Quick Review
    • Fly Fishing Maze - Answer

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