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Freshwater Fishing 101


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Course Description

This comprehensive, illustrated course is designed to instruct people on the sport of freshwater fishing;  including an introduction to the sport, discussions on various bait fishing, lure fishing, and casting techniques.


Additionally, there are discussions on fishing tips in general, and information on how factors such as weather and solar/lunar forces can affect a fishing trip.  Also included here, is a listing of the best species of fish for the table, along with information on the best ways to cook freshly-caught fish, and an overview of fishing safety and regulations.

We'll cover these topics:
  • Useful angling tips, detailed
  • Instructions on angling methods
  • Different types of fishing rods and their compositions
  • The various species of freshwater species
  • Nature's affects on fresh water fishing.
  • How the sun and moon affect fishing
  • Casting and choosing bait.
  • How weather, location and water clarity impact your fishing.
  • The different places to fish and fishing safety and safely.
  • The correct way to handle fresh fish, how to freeze them, and the amount and limitations allowed in fishing.

So join us today, and let's learn how to fish!

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: An Introduction To The World of Angling

Beginners will be provided with lots of useful angling tips, detailed instructions on angling methods, and plenty of related information. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: e County; Threats to Freshwater Aquariam Fish
  • Take Poll: Fishing Experience
  • Complete: Assignment 1: Protecting the Environment

Lesson 2: Selecting an Appropriate Rod and Reel

This lesson discusses the different types of fishing rods and their compositions. 24 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: BassPro; Consumer Manual; Tackle Tour
  • Take Poll: Purchasing a Rod and Reel
  • Complete: Assignment 2: Selecting Your Equipment
  • Complete Exam: Lessons 1-2 Review

Lesson 3: Common Freshwater Gamefish Species Part I

In this lesson we will discuss the various species of freshwater species including bass and pike. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: The Freshwater Biome; Types of Fish
  • Take Poll: Type of Fishing
  • Complete: Assignment 3: Finding the Fish

Lesson 4: Common Freshwater Gamefish Species Part II

This lesson will explore other freshwater fish including bluegill, trout and catfish. 25 Total Points
  • Review Article: Planet Catfish
  • Complete: Assignment 4: What will you find?
  • Complete Exam: Lessons 3-4 Review

Lesson 5: Factors That Can Affect Angling Success

In this lesson we will discuss nature's affects on fresh water fishing. 5 Total Points
  • Review Article: Fishing Weather
  • Complete: Assignment 5: Getting to know the rules

Lesson 6: The Solar/Lunar Tables

This lesson explains how the sun and moon affect fishing. 24 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Astro Table; FinTalk; FIshing Weather
  • Complete: Assignment 6: Ideal Conditions
  • Complete Exam: Lessons 5-6 Review

Lesson 7: General Angling Methods and Helpful Tips

This lesson describes fishing methods including casting and choosing bait. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Bait Matrix; Casting Basics
  • Take Poll: Casting Practice
  • Complete: Assignment 7: Choose your Bait

Lesson 8: General Weather Conditions

How weather, location and water clarity impact your fishing. 23 Total Points
  • Review Article: Selecting a Lure color
  • Complete: Assignment 8: What conditions will you encounter?
  • Complete Exam: Lessons 7-8 Review

Lesson 9: Angling Safety and Regulations and Proper Care and Handling of Freshly-Caught Fish

In this lesson we will discuss the different places to fish and fishing safety and safely. 5 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: US Coast Guard; Wadefishing
  • Take Poll: Fishing Regulations
  • Complete: Assignment 9: Water Safety

Lesson 10: How Many Fish to Keep and Safe Handling and Preparation of Fresh Fish

This lesson describes the correct way to handle fresh fish, how to freeze them, and the amount and limitations allowed in fishing. 24 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Fresh Caught Fish; Fresh Fish Recipes; Preparing Freshly Caught Fish
  • Take Poll: Course Summary
  • Take Poll: Your Goals
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 10: Know the Limits
  • Complete Exam: Lessons 9-10 Review
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Total Course Points

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Course Title: Freshwater Fishing 101
Course Number: 8900098
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Hobby/Enthusiast
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe selecting an appropriate rod and reel.
  • Describe common freshwater gamefish species.
  • Know factors that can affect angling success.
  • Describe the solar/lunar tables.
  • Describe angling safety and regulations and proper care and handling of freshly-caught fish, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

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