4.95 stars 22 review(s).
Item #: 014.2

This educator set is designed for angler education programs and events.

  • Each set includes 16 fish and 20 casting plugs
  • Standard colors include blue, orange, yellow and green
  • Perfect for up to 8 participants at a time

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    Backyard Bass Educator Starter Set

    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. Visit BackyardBass.com for tips and ideas on integrating the Backyard Bass into your program.

    The Backyard Bass Educator Starter Set includes 20 casting plugs and 16 fish in blue, orange, yellow and green. Custom colors are available for quantities of more 300 fish. Backyard Bass are also sold in sets of 3 fish and 2 casting plugs, or individually.

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    Backyard Bass Are Used By

    • Angler educators
    • Clubs and organizations
    • Schools
    • Parents and Families

    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

    Backyard Bass are designed to make learning to cast fun and easy. The Backyard Bass casting games are ideal for kids ages 6 and up, families, angler educators, fishing programs, youth camps, PE programs and youth organizations.

    There are 3 easy steps to casting games with the Backyard Bass

    1. Place the Bass on the Ground
      Most any flat surface will work…a patio, pavement, grass or even a gym floor. The Backyard Bass can even float and be used on the water!
    2. Stand Away & Cast
    3. Step a comfortable distance from your fish and cast the plug just past the fish you want to catch.
    4. Catch One of the Fish and Reel It In
      Snag the fish with the plug while you are reeling it in!

    Single Player Suggestions:

    • Place each Backyard Bass at different distances from you. See how long it takes you to reel them all in. Assign points to the different colors and see how many points you can accumulate in ten minutes of casting.

    Two or Three Player Suggestions:

    1. B-A-S-S: The Backyard Bass are placed around the yard and players take turns trying to catch a fish. When one player catches a fish the other players try to catch the fish from the same location in one cast. If the other players don’t catch the fish they each get a B. Players take turns casting for fish until one player gets all the letters to spell B-A-S-S. The player at the end with the fewest letters wins.
    2. Fishing Derby: Players can assign point values to each color fish. They place the Backyard Bass around the casting area and begin casting for them. The player with the most points at the end of 5 minutes wins.
    3. Race: Place the Backyard Bass equal distance from each player. The first player to reel in a fish wins.
    4. Take it a step further: Stick images of local fish with measurements on the back of each Backyard Bass. Students can then identify what they’ve caught. Is it a keeper?

    Remember – Always practice safe casting!!

    If you find you have additional questions, please visit our backyardbass.com website for more information or contact us.

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    We offer free shipping on all orders within the Continental United States. Items purchased through the Ironwood Pacific website are typically processed and ready for shipment within 1-2 business days. During the summer months (or right before a holiday) this could change to 3-4 processing days. Please call to confirm current lead times before placing your order.

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    4.95 stars, based on 22 reviews . |
    Overall Customer Rating of 22 Reviews:
    Montgomery, AL

    Backyard Bass Educator Set

    • Unique product
    • Top can separate from the bottom.
    It is nice to be able to receive a good price on quantity. The small box was a pleasant surprise and all the fish were in the package. Both kids and adults enjoy catching the fish. They hold up pretty well, I have used some for nearly 20 years.

    Rocky Mount, VA

    Great product

    • Durable
    • Fun
    I have used the educator's set for helping to teach casting to boy scouts and works great. I'm looking forward to using this set for teaching some of the younger cub scouts too.

    Lubbock, Texas

    Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing - Lubbock, Texas

    Annually, Los Hermanos Familia a non profit committed to strengthening families and building community, holds a fishing event that attracts thousands of participants. We use the backyard bass as a way to engage the children and make them more confident in their skills.

    We further use the set at community events, and draw many children wanting to learn to fish.

    Also, they were in-line with the set we currently have.

    Dallas, TX

    Successful service project

    My high school girls club is an outdoor, adventure, service learning club. They had been taught fishing safety and casting skills using Backyard Bass and shared their knowledge during field day at a local elementary school. Children and adults alike were excited to try their hand at catching the bright colored fish. We needed your fliers as multiple people asked where they could purchase the game. It was fun for all!

    Wilmington, NC

    Backyard Bass Kicks Ass!

    Aside from my facetious title, I do mean it. This product is SO great for outdoor environmental education. I first tried it attending a workshop in central NC and now bought my own set for my own programs. I recently used it at a public State Park event this past Saturday and it was the most popular activity we had for over 400 people that showed up! Great Stuff!