Learn to Fish

View this video from Larry Dahlberg, lead fishing instructor for the School of Outdoor Sports. Then select a link below the video to start your fishing adventures. We suggest you start with Becoming an Angler.


Hi, I’m Larry Dahlberg, lead fishing instructor for the School of Outdoor Sports.

Being outside, in the real world, is a big reward, all by itself. But we want you to learn the secrets to success, too, because it’s also rewarding to get what you’re after.

To catch something when you go fishing, there are skills you need to learn. Here they are, in simple language everyone can understand.

If you have questions as we go along, it’ll be easy to ask ‘em. Welcome to the real world, and the great sport of fishing!

Becoming an Angler (Overall Basics of Fishing)

(This is the first step, the overall essential basics, no matter what species of fish you’re after, no matter if it’s in freshwater or saltwater.)

Becoming an Angler: Intro
Intro to Finding Fish
Search with Sonar
Search Using Maps
Using Underwater Cameras
Seasonal Movements of Fish
Intro to Catching Fish
Choosing and Using Artificial Lures
Live Bait, Pt 1 (Catching Minnows)
Live Bait, Pt 2 (Float Fishing)
Hook ‘em and Hold ‘em
Stealth Catches Fish
Launching & Loading a Boat
Basics of Boat Control
Docking a Boat
Overall Basics of Trolling
Basics of Trolling, continued
A Simple Trolling System
Trolling with Planer Boards
Trolling with Downriggers

Good Luck Fishing!



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