Junior Ranger - What's An Angler

An adult and child sitting in camp chairs, fishing at the edge of a lake.
An angler is a person who fishes using a rod and a line.

Have you ever been fishing? Or are you curious about what it's like?
  1. The first thing you need to know about is fish and where to find them.
  2. A lot to remember: What about that pesky pole? And there's all this line and a hook? And why does the bait glow or wiggle?
  3. Don't angle alone. Safety first when you go near the water, please.
  4. Have fun!
  5. Pick two of the activities below to complete this page.

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A short video highlighting the fish you may see in parks and some of the fishing opportunities available.

Watch this short video made by the Rangers at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore to help you learn about fishing safety and other important rules.
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Tips and tricks on how you can become a safe and successful Junior Ranger Angler.

  1. Create a list of important items to take with you when fishing.
  2. List three types of fish that you might find in Lake Roosevelt. (hint: check the website or search online)
  3. Make a model of a fish using something you have nearby. Remember to ask permission to use things if you aren't sure.
For anwers to more of the questions we listed above, complete the Junior Angler book and have fun fishing!

Well done, Junior Ranger!

A Junior Angler book and badge

To earn your Junior Angler badge:

  1. Find a ranger and ask for a book.
  2. Complete the activities and turn it in to get your badge.
  3. If you can't find a ranger, head to the Junior Angler page and download your book. Finish the activities and mail it in to get your badge.

Part of a series of articles titled Junior Ranger - Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Last updated: April 20, 2022