FW 491: Recreational Fishing

2 Credit Lecture, Optional 1 Credit Lab, Summer Session 2

The Recreational Fishing 2-credit lecture course and optional 1-credit lab explore the science of recreational fishing.  Lecture topics include methods to reduce hooking mortality, strategies for reducing conflict among fishing groups, and the history of angling.  The lab course will consist of 2 weekend fieldtrips to northern Michigan. Topics will include animal care, best practices, safety, and fishing techniques.

This course is for you if: you enjoy fishing, or are interested in learning to fish, and want to know more about its scientific basis; you have a ‘non-aquatic’ FW concentration, but would like to broaden your experiences and delve into the fisheries side of things.

Register for Section 731 (lecture) and optional Section 701 (lab).

Enroll today!


Intro Fishing Image 

 Photo Credit: Brian Roth