Lufkin students get schooled on the science of fishing

Wednesday some young East Texas children got a different kind of lesson in the classroom. Brandon Elementary students in Lufkin got schooled on the science of fishing.

"You can win a lot of money if you win 1st prize," said Aidan Wood, 4th grader.

Aidan is talking about fishing. Aidan was one of 200 students at Brandon Elementary in Lufkin that got a lesson about fishing. Pros with the Fishing League Worldwide took the time to talk with 3rd-5th grade boys about the different aspects of fishing and how it applied to subjects like science, engineering and math. Lecturer and pro fisherman Justin Morton said it was all a part of FLW "Get outdoors, go fish" project.

"We taught them the basics of how the fishes are positioning and what's going on with the water temperature, the air temperature and what fish are moving up the spawn, what fish are not moving up the spawn and how they are moving up the spawn," Morton said.

Morton said many of the students didn't even realize they were learning about several school subjects. They learned how different weather patterns can affect a good day on the water.

"The kids asked us about the fish and where we like to fish at," Morton said.

The fishing lesson even inspired some students like 4th grader Jakerrick Stripling to actually try fishing.

"I learned how to fish and I want to go fishing," Stripling said.

It's was academic lesson that goes far beyond the classroom.

The pro fisherman are in town for the FLW fishing tournament which kicks off Thursday morning at Lake Sam Rayburn