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Welcome to Angler Academy!

I’m Bassador. Though usually you’d see me outside, no one said you can’t bring fishing inside. There’s lots we can do right here from your living room couch, your kitchen table or even by the light inside your blanket fort. Let me show you around.

TAKE THE GREAT OUTDOORS INDOORS

Color Me Fish by takemefishing.org

Color Me Fish

Bassador here. I’ve got some great pictures you can print out and color however you want.

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TOILET PAPER FISH

TOILET PAPER FISH

You probably have a lot of toilet paper rolls floating around out there. Turn them into fish, let’s get crafty.

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CONNECT THE DOTS

CONNECT THE DOTS

You’ll be a fish expert in no time. Practice your counting.

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QUICK DRAW, FAST FISH

QUICK DRAW, FAST FISH

In this card game, speed is key. Let’s see how many actions you can finish in time.

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How to Start Ice Fishing in 8 Easy Steps

WHAT’S IN YOUR TUB?

Who knew fishing could happen in your home? Turn your tub into a fishing oasis.

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BUILD A FISH

BUILD A FISH

There’s no one way to make a fish. How crazy can you get?

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How to Start Ice Fishing in 8 Easy Steps

SCAVENGER HUNT BINGO

There’s lots of discoveries to be made inside and outside. Can you find them all?

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DIY Casting Game

Hook, Line and Sinker DIY

DIY Fishing pole and lake. Reel in the fun, from home!

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More to Explore

Bassador with lures

Lures to Get Started

Watch this video to help you choose the right lures to get you started fishing.

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How to Cast

How to Cast

Proper casting technique to cast your line and reel in the big one.

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How to Bait a Hook

How to Bait a Hook

Watch this video to learn how to hook live bait.

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Fishing Safety Tips

Fishing Safety Tips

Kid safety lessons based on environment to ensure a safe trip.

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What to Pack

Into the Outdoors

Check out all the fun videos from our friends at Into the Outdoors.

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Places to Boat and Fish

Places to Boat & Fish

Find local fishing spots near you with our Places to Fish & Boat Map.

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