Specks, reds, flounders, and more!
Spend a week with our marine educators and learn a lifetime of saltwater fishing techniques. Participants explore fish biology and behavior and how weather, wind, moon and tides affect fishing. During the week, anglers will learn how to throw a net to catch bait, how to tag and release fish and how to target speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Participants will fish a variety of saltwater habitats aboard vessels and at the islands.
June 6-10, June 13-17 / Grades: 7th-12th - $400
In Angler Camp you will:
- Master the basics of fishing the Gulf Coast for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, white trout, and other fish.
- Interact with GCRL scientists in the lab and on the water to learn about fish biology and behavior.
- Learn how weather, wind, moon, and tides affect fishing.
- Learn to recognize good spots to fish.
- Find out how to catch your own bait.
- Learn about conservation and fishing regulations and how to tag a fish.
- Go fishing on GCRL and chartered vessels.
- Make your own fishing lures.
- Learn to clean and cook your catch.
2016 Angler Camp Schedule
Angler Camp sessions are held on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Two week-long sessions are currently scheduled for 2016.
The fee is $400 per student. A $50 deposit is required with registration.
Online Registration - Registration for Angler Camp is offered only online. Paper forms are no longer used.
For more information, contact the Marine Education Center by email or call 228.818.8833.