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Today marked the end of my week long fishing camp for Collier County. In my mind, it was a total success! When the kids came into today, I had all of their rods and reel completely dismantled. I made them a deal if they could put it back together and tie on their terminal tackle themselves based on the knots they learned this week, the rod and reel was theirs.The kids were very excited to learn they got to keep the equipment. As I said on day 1, a big thanks goes out to Fish Florida, who donates the rods and reels to me for my youth fishing programs. Once everyone was done, we did some more fishing around the park's lake. We brought in some more bass, which were pretty nice size. We ended up the day playing Sport Fish Bingo, where the kids had several opportunities to win many door prizes. We gave out dehookers, law sticks, lures, hats, and fish ID books.
Needless to say its been a busy week, and I'm exhausted, but it was well worth it. Hopefully there are now 14 young anglers out there who are a bit wiser about fishing and conservation.
Collier County Sea Grant Agent
Bryan Fluech is the Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent for Collier County. His responsibilities include planning, developing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive marine and natural resource educational programs that focus on marine fisheries,seafood safety and sustainability, environmental stewardship, and marine education. Bryan conducts issue-based educational programs through workshops, conferences, publications and electronic media for various audiences that are associated with the recreational and commercial fishing sector, including fishing groups, marine and coastal resource users, marine management agencies, public and private organizations, youth groups and educational institutions.