Come and learn the science behind hook-and-line fishing. Stations will be set up to learn how to cast a fishing rod, tie knots, select a bait, identify fish, know the regulations, throw a cast net and then try your hand at fishing the mangrove shorelines of the Tampa Bay estuary. Not into fishing, perhaps seining is for you!


There are a number of other hands on "fishy" field trip experiences to choose from at the Suncoast:

  • What is a Fish (external anatomy)
  • Fish Dissections (internal anatomy)
  • Fish Feeding and Food Webs
  • Tarpon or Shark
  • Fish sampling methods
  • Fish Tagging Surveys
  • Catch-and-release Fishing
  • Becoming an Ethical Angler
  • Marine Habitats