Fishing Trips

Part IListen and Read: Listen to the recording about fishing trips, answer the questions, and then read along with the audio recording.

Every summer, I go on several fishing trips to lakes and streams a few hours from my house. First, I have to get a fishing license and review the fishing proclamation to check on the fishing limits and rules for each body of water. Then, I have to prepare my fishing gear: my fishing rod and reel, my tackle box, and my fishing net. I usually fish with traditional baits like worms or salmon eggs. If I am fishing at a lake, I usually fish from the bank. I put the bait on a hook, add a sinker and bobber to the fishing line, and then cast the line out into the water. If I feel a fish biting, I tug on the line to set the hook in the fish’s mouth, and then reel the fish into shore. I use the fishing net when the fish is near shore, remove the hook from the fish’s mouth, and then put the fish on a stringer in the water. When I have caught my limit of fish, I gut and clean them at the cleaning station, put them on ice, and take them home to cook.

Part 2: Discussion

Describe your past experiences fishing in and around your hometown. Did you go alone or with a family member or friend? What did you catch? What baits or lures did you use?

Part 3: Online Investigation

Fishing techniques, baits, and conditions vary from place to place around the world. Search online for specific hints on how to catch fish in your area and report on what types of gear you need for fishing.