The Great STEMporium

18388 Coastal Highway #10

Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 313-5139

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Go Fishing

$5 - $10

Outside

Short Travel

STEM Connection

Fishing is just as much about the techniques involved in actually catching a fish as it is in observing the natural surroundings while you wait for a bite.  Observation skills are fundamental skills required for any STEM career.  The more you hone them, the better you'll be as a future STEM-tician.  

Best Location

There are a few GREAT places to go fishing.

Children's Fishing Pier (5 stars!!)

Lake Gerar (behind Henlopen Hotel)

Tucked behind the bridge at N 1st Street & 2nd Street

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier

Cape Henlopen State Park (Lewes Entrance)

Massey's Landing (5 stars!!)

Long Neck Rd, Millsboro, DE 19966

Love Creek Marina

33833 Boat Hole Blvd, Lewes, DE 19958

Project Materials List

  • Bait (live minnows are best)

  • Fishing Pole

  • Bucket

  • Gloves

  • Pliers...for hook removal

  • Size rules...so you don't get arrested

These supplies can be found at bait shops, Ace Hardware, and Walmart.  (Walmart has the best prices.)

Related Web Links

Ideas, Notes, & Tips

Generally speaking, if you're over 16, you need a license.  Sizes vary by type of fish.  Ask the bait shop if they have a current ruler for fish sizes allowed.  It's a fun take-away for the kids...and it's a great STEM lesson all by itself.