Projects due Tuesday, July 16th
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
State Fair Exhibits:
County may send one exhibit for each manual level - a total of 3 exhibits.
1. Comply with all the requirements listed at the beginning of this “4-H Exhibit Hall Project” section, the “Putnam County 4-H Fair Rules” section, and “Indiana and Putnam County 4-H Policy/Terms” section.
2. 4-H’er must complete the appropriate Sport Fishing Project Record Sheet and submit it to the leader by the announced date.
3. If a project is selected to go to the Indiana State Fair, Extension staff may not be able to transport it to the state fair. Please review the Indiana State Fair letter you will receive.
6. Poster must include 4-H Member identification card; i.e., name, club, county, and level
Level 1 Grade 3 – 5
Let’s Go Fishing-Complete the Angling Self Assessment and practice landing a fish as described in Playing a Fish. Display your self assessment to show what you currenlyt know about fishing and indicate what you hope to learn in this project. Draw or take photos of you “Playing a Fish:
Pop Can Casting-Display a photo of you casting your pop can rig and your casting record. Optional-display a photo of you casting a regular rig and your casting of that rig.
Hook , Line, and Sinker– Display at least two rigs listed in Fishing Deeper, #1. You can use a drawing or a picture to show these rigs. Answer the questions (Casting Out, Working the Lure, Setting the Hook, and Landing the Fish) on your exhibit.
Fishy Baits– Complete and display cards similar to those shown (natural baits, prepared baits and artificial flies and lures). Answer the Casting oUT questions on your exhibit.
Whose Fish is It? - Copy the pages in your manual
topics in Chapter 2 – “Working Well with Small Engines” (pages 24 – 28 of the Level 1 “Crank It Up” reference book). Title for poster will be the topic you are sharing information on – i.e. “Keep It Labeled!”.
Level 2 Grade 6-8
A Different Spin-Display a picture of you while casting and a completed Casting Record and Spinning Reel Parts diagram. Also, answer the Working the Lure and Setting the Hook questions. (You may copy the ones in your manual or make your own.)
A Fine Kettle of Fish– Show a drawing or photograph of you cooking fish. Include your recipe and, if possible, pictures of you cleaning and/or cooking your fish.
Clean Up the Litterbug-Complete and display the chart shown on page 16. Draw or take a photo of the fishing place that you cleaned up (before and after)/
The Wooly Bugger-Take pictures or make drawings to show how a wooly bugger is made. Answer the Casting out and working the lure questions.
A Fish By Design– Draw, take pictures, or find pictures on the Internet or in a magazine to show (and identify) different mouth/feeding fish, body shapes and fish with different coloration. Briefly explain (3-5 sentences or bullet points) why fish have different mounts, body shapes and coloration.
Level 3 Grade 9-12
A Reel Mess– Draw, take photos, or copy the reels shown in Cleaning a Reel. Label the reels, parts of each reel, and where you might use it. Show how you cleaned a reel using pictures or drawings.
Designing a Skillathon Station–Make two skillathon stations (you may use suggestions on page 9 or another fishing topic of your choice). List the topic, realistic situation, task, and materials needed. Take photographs of younger 4-H members using your stations.
Beads, Dog Hair, and Feather– Collect materials and tie a fly. You can display your fly or a picture of the fly. Also, list and draw or take pictures the 7 materials in the matching game and indicate their potential use.
Collecting Aquatic Insects-Complete and display the chart on page 18 (You may copy the chart or make your own.) Draw or take pictures of your kick net and your sampling procedures. Answer the questions in Casting Out and Working the Lure.
Cast Into the Future-Complete the Career Investigation Record after talking growth someone currently working gin an area related to fish or fishing. Include a photo of the person you interviewed and answer the question sin Casting Out, Working the Lure, Setting the Hook, and Landing the Fish.
Keep a Field Journal– Reproduce or copy 3-5 Field Journal entries on your display. Include photographs that show where you had the fishing experience if possible.
Playing Know Your Fish-Make a “flap” quiz to teach fish facts. Show a picture or ask a question about a fish. Give the answer(s) under the flap. Choose 5-10 fish using at least 5 fish from your manual. Be sure to list multiple species if the information you provide applies to more than one of the species you choose.
OR Independent Study : Grades 9-12
Advanced Topic– Learn all you can about a sport fishing topic of your choice and present it in a poster. Include a short manuscript, pictures, graphs, and list the references you used to describe what you did and what you learned. Title your poster,” Advanced Sport Fishing-Independent Study.”
Mentoring-Exhibit a poster that shows how you mentored a younger 4-H member. Include your planning, the time you spent, the challenges and advantages of mentoring, and how the experience might have been useful in your life. Photographs and other documentation are encouraged. Title your poster., “Advanced Sport fishing-Mentor.”
Record Sheet (click here)
Record Sheet-Independent Study, Mentoring (click here)
Record Sheet-Indepenent Study, Advanced Topic (click here)
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