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Captain Greg Hooks Westside Third Graders to the Sport of Fishing

Captain Greg Karch of Learn 2 Fish With Us and the National Professional Anglers Association held fishing clinics for the third graders of Westside Elementary on the afternoon of April 28th.  Westside Elementary is located in Kimberly, Wisconsin.

Eight-seven third graders learned about the equipment and skills needed to begin fishing, through an interactive Fishing Basics seminar.  Fishing Basics taught students; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, how to cast safely and accurately, knots, fish identification, live and artificial bait, aquatic invasive species, logging fishing trips, conservation and so much more.  After the seminar the students had many questions to ask Captain Greg such as; ‘What’s your biggest fish you caught?? and “What’s you favorite fish to fish for?’ and so many more.

Captain Greg has been hosting Fishing Basic seminars for Westside Elementary for the last ten years.  Last year due to COVID, the Fishing Basics seminar was held virtually.  Captain Greg was so happy to be back in person doing what he loves, fishing for future anglers!!

At the end of the fishing clinic students learned they would receive a NPAA Future Angler shirt, Triton Boat hat, and a fishing educational book thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association, Future Angler Foundation, Learn 2 Fish With and were the third graders excited!!  Captain Greg got writers cramp signing the shirts and hats for so many of the students.

Greg would like thank his and Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsor’s which include: Pioneer Marina, Shakespeare, National Professional Anglers Association, Mercury Marine, Lake Poygan Sportsman’s Club, Berkley, Dave’s Musky Club, Off Shore Tackle Company, Northland Tackle, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Maui Jim, Mad Wraps.

To learn more about Learn 2 Fish With Us visit their website at or Facebook at Learn 2 Fish With Us.

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