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Winnebago County 4-H Bass Fishing SPIN Club

bass fish on a line being pulled out of the water
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Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center
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This is not a basic, first exposure to fishing experiences program.  The intention of these lessons is to advance the interest, or spark, of fishing passions to a higher level focused on attracting Jr. High and High School youth to the sport of fishing with a specific focus on largemouth bass. 

There are six lessons designed to be visual and hands-on and will be taught at Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center at 13735 Cook Rd, Pecatonica.  The lessons focus on aquatic ecosystems; fish biology; and include STEM activities relating to fishing gear. Youth enrolled in the 4-H Sportsfishing and/or Bass Fishing SPIN clubs will be eligible for special opportunities and fishing contests at the state level for prizes and recognition of their mastery!

Monday, June 6- Friday, June 10, classes will be held at Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center at 13735 Cook Rd, Pecatonica from 11am-noon.  Friday’s class will be 10am-noon at the River Building at the Torstenson property and participants should bring their fishing poles and gear on Friday.  Class size is limited to 10 participants.

This activity is offered to youth ages 11-18 with previous fishing experience.  No need to be a member of 4-H to attend.

Cost for this activity is $5 for 4-H members and $10 for non-members.

Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9, 2023

11:00am - Noon

Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center

Friday, June 9, 2023

10:00am - Noon

Torstenson River Building

13735 Cook Rd

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact