Indiana teaches catch-and-release philosophy

The 2011 Hoosier Outdoor Experience attracted more than 10,000 people for Indiana's largest, hands-on outdoor recreation event. Featuring more than 50 activities and 120 grass-roots partners, the free weekend provided opportunities to learn about the great Indiana outdoors. 

Eight volunteers from the Indiana B.A.S.S. Federation Nation helped teach kids and their parents how to fish, while stressing the importance of the catch-and-release philosophy. In addition, with support from Berkley, every person who fished received a lure, and his or her name was entered into a drawing for a Johnson rod/reel combination.

The chapter dedicated 112 man-hours to producing this event.


This article is part of the Conservation Education segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.