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MCC Hooked on Fishing

-Your Fishing Resource for Scouts of All Ages -

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New to fishing?  Many of these resources contain links to how to videos, and helpful hints!

Looking for bait and tackle on your way to Camp Grimes?  


Bass Shack

During a recent trip to Camp Grimes, several members of the MCC Fishing Committee stopped by the Bass Shack, a family owned store in Shelby, NC. It is well stocked with a full line of tackle.  They also sell live crickets and worms.

The Bass Shack is located at 2330 Kings Rd. Ext.  Shelby, NC 28150. (Phone:  704-487-9996)


Store hours:

Monday- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday. 8 a.m to 4 p.m. 

Closed on Sunday.

If you are fishing the Boundary Waters of Canada, then this guide is a must read!

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Cabarrus County Parks

Rob Wallace Park – Midland 

(Located just 5.4 miles from Belk Scout Camp, Rob Wallace park has two great lakes, restrooms, trails and other excellent facilities.)


All three parks have excellent lakes.  A North Carolina fishing license is required for persons 16 and older, along with a $2.00 per day or annual permit.


BSA Fishing

Home page of BSA’s Fishing program.  Information on helping scouts achieve the Fishing, Fly-Fishing, and Fish and Wildlife Management merit badges. Resources for Cub Scout leaders.

Home page of BSA's Fishing program



Boy’s Life Magazine Online Fishing Page

Knots, advice, videos and gear

Kids Fishing in North Carolina




Interactive trout fishing maps.

This is a fantastic resource!!!!



Mecklenburg County Fishing Resources

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Conservation and  Fly Fishing Organizations

Excellent information about these local - nationally affiliated organizations.  Links to many resources including fly patterns, “how to videos”, and more.


Carolina Fly fishing Club

The Carolina Fly Fishing Club (CFFC) is a charter club of the Fly Fishers International (FFI) was established in August 1, 2006. CFFC is a gathering place for local cold water, warm water and saltwater fly fishermen, women and children of all skill levels


Rocky River Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited's Mission: "to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds."


Website for Fishing Knots

Take Me Fishing

Best fishing lures, knots, and more



North Carolina Fishing Resources

Learn about North Carolina Wildlife Resources

Education, Environmental Quality, Wildlife Species



Take Me -Fishing in North Carolina

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Backyard Bass  

Great fun for young scouts.  Backyard Bass are plastic casting targets shaped like fish. They are designed to make learning to cast fun and easy.

Important Note:  Fishing rods and Backyard Bass can be checked out from the Ranger Station at Belk Scout Camp.  Please contact the Camp Ranger or the Camp Master on duty.  (704) 545-0958 



Fishing:Catch me if you can

Great resource for scouts and scouters.

Fishing gear checklist - Staying Safe,Knots,Tips on how parents can help.



Counselor Guide- Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge

Excellent suggestions on helping scouts, and several resources, including conservation organizations and websites.

Mecklenburg County Community Fishing Program

Freedom Park

McAlpine Creek Park

Colonel Francis Beatty Park

Park Road Park



US Fish and Wildlife Service Kids Activities   (Fishing and Fish and Wildlife Management)

ABCs of Fishing Coloring BookWord SearchesMigration Station   Freshwater Fish of America

Fishing is Fun for Everyone   (English and Spanish)


Shakespeare-Outdoors Made Easy

Includes you tube videos on fishing 101, knot tying and camping