Fishing
  • FL Fishing Education Programs


    • All About Bait

      Topics discussed in the class will include cast netting, rigging bait, mackerels, mullet, ballyhoo, and others.

    • Building Blocks of Sportfishing

      Topics discussed in this class include knots, hooks, crimps, splices, basic equipment, basic angling techniques and others.

    • Dolphin and Wahoo Secrets

      Topics include best baits, trolling speeds, lures, finding the birds, and downriggers, among others.

    • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and Commission Education Programs

      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is committed to introducing teachers, youth, adults and families to exciting ways they can learn more about our diverse fish and wildlife resources. But, it's not just about learning, it's about getting outside and having fun too.

    • Florida Fishing Academy

      The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006 for the purpose of empowering at-risk youth with positive life skills, alternatives to destructive or antisocial behavior and a sense of responsibility for shaping the world around them. FFA uses fishing as a vehicle for delivering these lessons, weaving effective life, environmental and social skills into a youth-oriented, handson sports angling curriculum.

    • Florida Saltwater Seminar

      Weekend seminar with a welcome party, classroom presentations on offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing, and a half day fishing adventure.

    • Fly Fishing Schools

      Our schools are the oldest in the country and our instructors have the knowledge and experience to introduce you to this great pastime.

    • Hooked on Fishing

      “Hooked on Fishing Summer Camp” for girls and boys ages 8 – 14. Hooked on Fishing Summer Camp is a fun, hands-on ecology program that teaches young anglers to “think like a fish.” Campers will learn to fish, or improve fishing skills, explore aquatic environments and learn about Ethical Angling

    • Kids Lets Go Fishing!

      The Reward Fishing Fleet based in Miami Florida offers groups of kids the opportunity to learn how to fish through instruction in habitat awareness,resource stewardship, and ethical angling techniques. We can take groups as large as 50 kids and 20 supporting adults. We use light tackle,and small barbless circle hooks for safety and ease of releasing the fish. We promote the state's rules and regulations, and catch and release only.Our services have been used by Dade County Public Schools for the past two years as a unique and fun field trip.

    • Nature Coast Fishing for Youth

      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is starting up the Kid’s Fishing Clinics in Cedar Key for ages 6-15 beginning June 24th and the 25th, and will follow every Tuesday and Thursday through July. The clinics begin at 9 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. and are located at the Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab. All participants will learn, but not limited to, fishing basics, the importance of clean habitats and habitat identification, proper catch and release techniques, fish identification, and of course, spend some time fishing! Children between the ages of 6-8 will be required a chaperone to attend the entire program. Students and chaperones should bring their own lunch, and are encouraged to bring their own sunscreen, hat, and personal fishing gear, although fishing gear for the program will be provided. Upon completion of the class, students will receive a rod, reel, and tackle box complete with tackle, thanks to donations from Fish Florida. Please call Jennifer Saranzak at (352) 543-6089 or email at Jennifer.Saranzak@myfwc.com for details and to reserve your spot in the program.

    • Southern Schools

      AFFS offers group trips to several great fly fishing locations for exciting tarpon, bonefish, redfish, snook and many offshore species.

    • Sport Fishing Training Program

      To teach basic fishing skills required to understand the operations in the cockpit area of a sport fishing vessel.

    • Successful Sword Fishing

      Topics in this class include best baits, setting your drift, importance of depth, catch and release techniques, and others.

    • Taking Advantage of Wrecks and Reefs

      Topics will include best baits, live bait rigging, deep dropping, and buying the right tackle, among others.

    • Understanding Sailfish

      Topics include kite fishing, success with circle hooks, reading the water, and catching multiples, among others.

    • Youth Fishing Classes

      Classes are scheduled when tides and moon are favorable for fishing. These classes are offered jointly with the Town of Jupiter.