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Girl Scouts Ask, How Do We Fish?? Captain Greg Answered That Question!!

Captain Greg and volunteers of Learn 2 Fish With Us shared their passion for fishing with Girl Scouts of Oshkosh.  The fishing clinic took place the evening of May 23rd at Winnebago County Park located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Prior to the fishing clinic a storm cell came through but by the start of the fishing clinic the sun was out.

The evening started out with the scouts learning the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing through Captain Greg’s Fishing Basics seminar.  Fishing Basics teaches; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, how to cast, different fishing presentations, fish identification, knots, live and artificial bait, aquatic invasive species, keeping a fishing log and so much more.  Mary Bisch of the DNR talked about her role as a DNR warden and helped with fishing.

After the Fishing Basics seminar, scouts walked to the pond which was a catch and release.  Due to this being a catch and release pond, it did not take long for the scouts to start catching fish!!  Scouts caught Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and hybrids.  Captain Greg would love to see more fishing locations that are catch and release to allow youth and families to be able to catch fish!!

Each youth was excited as they received with a fishing combo, a Future Pro Shirt and a fishing educational book thanks to the Future Angler Foundation and Learn 2 Fish With Us.

 

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