JULY 21, 2020

Virtual Crankbait Handcrafting Workshop Aug 18

MDC offers free virtual handcrafted crankbaits class Aug. 18

Participants will build a balsa wood crankbait to catch fish such as bass

Kansas City, Mo. – Anglers can go fishing with lures of their own design if they don’t mind some wood carving, glue tasks, and fine-brush paint chores. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free virtual online class for making a balsa wood crankbait from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The crankbait will be suitable for catching fish such as largemouth bass or panfish.

This class is open to participants age 12 and older. Class size is limited to 20 participants. They are asked to register online by Aug. 2.

MDC will mail a lure kit to participants that includes materials such as balsa wood, eyelets, hooks, and a plastic crankbait bill. The kit will also include a list of tools or materials the participant must provide such as glue, pliers, and sandpaper. They may start carving on the lure prior to the class.

Participants will be sent an email with a WebEx link just prior to the class startup. To register for this crankbait building class, visit MDC events signup at https://short.mdc.mo.gov/Z8z.

crankbait kit

Photos: MDC will offer an online virtual class on making a balsa-wood crankbait Aug. 18. Participants will be mailed a kit with lure making materials, and they must provide some tools and supplies such as pliers, glue, and paint. Registration is requested by Aug. 2.

Missouri Department of Conservation photos


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Bill Graham
Media Specialist
816-759-7305 x1131
Bill.Graham@mdc.mo.gov