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Fish Lure Making

Class Details

3 Hours

4th Grade to Adult


Understand fish ecology through the process of designing and building lures for fishing.

Through the process of making wooden lures and bottle cap lures, students will explore fish senses and prey. Students will design and build their own fishing lures after learning about a variety of ways to attract fish. Students will leave with fishing lures they created to use on their fishing excursions

Lesson Plan


  • Fish have six senses helping them to survive in their environment: sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing, and vibration
  • In order to catch fish, anglers need to know what fish like to eat and how to attract fish to their prey
  • Fishing lures come in endless varieties and it doesn’t have to be expensive to create your own fishing lures. Making lures can be a lifelong learning activity.


  • Explain the six senses fish use to catch and eat food.
  • Name several foods fish eat.
  • Build their own fishing lures using wooden dowels and using bottle caps.