School of Fish Guide Service in cooperation with Clark College's Economic and Community Development program offers a diversity of affordable classroom based fishing courses. These courses are designed to shorten the learning curve and educate the angler on the fundamentals they will need in order to go have a safe, legal, and successful day on the water. While content of classes vary most classes cover the fundamentals including: regulations, timing of fisheries, equipment, rigging, safety, fishing locations in the region, techniques, and care and preservation of the catch. Many of the classes offered provide half day field experiences so that student's may apply what they learned and class and have the opportunity to ask questions as they arise in the real world. Additionally, material is provided to students in slide presentations that can be referenced at later dates as well as videos and other online resources. Be sure and check back often as the class catalog is updated.
Everybody has to start somewhere. If you have never fished or not have been fishing for a long time this is the perfect class for you. In this class I will go over the basics including regulations, fish identification, types of fishing reels and rods, knots, casting techniques, and cover the basics of several cold water (trout, salmon, steelhead) and warm water fisheries (bass, catfish, panfish) in southwest Washington and northeast Oregon. I will bring in tackle and lures and demonstrate how to rig up your gear so you can have a hands on learning experience before going out on the water.
Class Sessions: 3 one hour sessions Field Session: none