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Backyard Bass

Backyard Bass is the fun way to learn how to cast right in your own backyard.

  • Makes learning to cast fun and easy
  • For students of all ages
  • Popular with angler educators, clubs, school, and families
  • Colors may include blue, orange, yellow and green
  • Call for bulk order pricing

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    Based on 6 review(s)

     Item # Description/Size Availability Qty Break Price Quantity Subscription Frequency
      Backyard Bass Starter Set
      Includes 3 fish & 2 casting plugs
    In Stock (1-2 day handling) 1 $11.95
      Backyard Bass Educator Set
      Includes 16 fish and 20 casting plugs
    In Stock (1-2 day handling) 1 $49.00
      Backyard Bass Dozen Fish
      Includes 12 fish
    In Stock (1-2 day handling) 1 $36.00
      Backyard Bass Casting Plugs
      Includes castings plugs, sold individually
    In Stock (1-2 day handling) 1 $0.50

    Backyard Bass

    Backyard Bass makes learning to cast fun. Endorsed by the Future Fisherman Foundation, Backyard Bass are plastic casting targets shaped like fish that are used to teach casting techniques and improve casting accuracy.  To use, simply place the Backyard Bass on the ground or float them in a pond and start casting.  Snag one of the fish with your casting plug and reel it in -- just like real fishing!  See Backyard Bass in action.
    Backyard Bass are used by:
    • Angler educators
    • Clubs and organizations
    • Schools
    • Parents and Families

    Some ways to use the Backyard Bass

    One Player

    1. Place each Backyard Bass at different distances from you. See how long it takes to reel in all three fish!
    2. Assign a point value to each fish and see how many points you can earn.
    3. Place a fish behind an obstacle: a bucket, rock, or chair-then try to catch it!
    Two or More Players
    1. B-A-S-S: Place the Backyard Bass around the yard and take turns trying to catch a fish. When one player catches a fish – the other player then has a chance to catch the same fish from the same location with one try. If he does, the game goes on; but if he doesn’t, he gets a letter, “B”. Keep going until someone spells BASS. The player with the fewest letters wins.
    2. Players assign a point value to each fish and cast to see who can accumulate the most points
    3. Each player chooses a fish and places it 15 feet away--see who can reel in their fish first!

    Backyard Bass Resources

    Visit for more ideas on how to use and integrate the Backyard Bass into your angler Education program. The Backyard Bass site includes a blog, angler education forum and a number of resources to help you develop your program.

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    Product Reviews
    Overall Customer Rating:
    Customer Reviews: 6
    Backyard Bass
    Chris Pearce
    Many, LA
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    <p>Purchased this set for my 4-H members. Kids from 4th-12th grades LOVE it! We set up teams and it makes a great timed competition that all ages and skill levels enjoy.</p>
    Backyard bass
    Middlebrook, VA
    Review Date:

    <p>Great for learning to cast and fight fish without being on the water. Fish are indestructible. The Virginia National Wild Turkey Federation uses the Backyard Bass to teach fishing, when water is not available at our outdoor events.</p>
    Back Yard Bass
    D A Balusek
    Spring, Texas
    Review Date:

    • Great Product fun to fish
    WONDERFUL Product. I saw them at a Texas Parks And Wildlife expo and fell in love with the product. I am teaching a Wildlife class to JR. High students and the kids love to fish for this product. Thank you for the fast service.
    back yard bass
    Roger Moulton
    Review Date:

    • the price seems fair
    • none

    I recently used the back yard bass educator pack, at an event in a state park to teach kids how to cast and to know the joy of catching fish.The kids were toddler to about 12 years old, you would have thought they were catching real fish. Once they got the hang of casting, they had so much fun catching the fish. This is a great learning tool and fun for everyone.


    Roger Moulton

    Park Ranger/Interpreter
    Backyard Bass
    Liberty, Maine
    Review Date:

    These are great for teaching children how to cast a fishing pole safely. We had borrowed a set to use in a lake association children's camp and this year decided we wanted to own a set. Very easy to use and you can switch the weighted fake plug with a real hook when the time comes. Kids love trying to "catch" the fish even when they already know how to cast. Very reasonable price and durable.Thanks.