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Fishing 101 Videos

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Fishing just got a lot easier thanks to a series of “how-to” videos you can find on YouTube from Texas Parks and Wildlife. Producer Whitney Bishop.

We teach family fishing events where we teach kids how to fish. And what we found was that a lot of parents had gotten a little rusty on fishing. You know, maybe it had been years since they’d been, and they’d forgotten the basics. So, we developed a series of short Fishing 101 videos to give people the basic skills they need to go out fishing.

Never been fishing before? No problem. There are lots of resources to help you get started.

We even give you tips for fishing with kids—just some simple things that can really make or break a fishing trip.

Okay, what are we supposed to say? Look out there and talk to them. Here fishy, fishy, fishy.

All of these videos are on the TPW YouTube channel, as well as our website. They’re quick—two to three minute videos with captions…

If you want to catch fish, you need to use either baits or lures. Nothing beats natural bait for catching fish. Some good all around freshwater baits are…

And they have links to fishing resources so you can plan your next trip…

…worms, minnows and crawfish…

…our Fishing 101 series takes a step back and gives you the basics: everything you need to know about fishing but were afraid to ask.

Thanks, Whitney.

Go to to see the videos.

The Sport Fish Restoration program supports our series and works to increase fishing and boating opportunities in Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.