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May Have Been A Windy, But Oaklawn Fifth Graders Were Hooked On Fishing!!

It was a windy day on the shores of Lake Winnebago but the fish were biting!!  Captain Greg and volunteers of Learn 2 Fish With Us hosted an fishing day for over sixty Oaklawn Elementary fifth graders.  The event was held at Menominee Park, which is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This event took place on May 22nd, which included fishing, sailing and outdoors skills. Captain Greg and crew from Learn 2 Fish With Us shared their passion for fishing by educating them on fishing along with taking them fishing.

Students learned the skills and equipment need to begin fishing such as; 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.  We were also very lucky to have Jason Higgins DNR warden for Winnebago county and we talked about what he does.  After each seminar, students went fishing for an hour.  Fishing was awesome and the students caught largemouth bass, bluegill, perch and even golden shiners!!  You should have seen all the smiles as many students caught their first, second and some even caught their third fish!!

 

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