On May 8th the NPAA held a Future Angler Clinic at the Cabelas National Walleye Tour Event at Lake City, MN. There was a standing room only as there were over 200 kids in attendance to listen to Eric Olson’s seminar on tips and techniques the young anglers could use to catch fish on the Mississippi River. Eric also covered the importance of water safety and did a segment on Aquatic invasive species prevention.
Following the seminar the attendees were given either a rod/reel combo or a “Future Pro” T-shirt that they could have the pro anglers in attendance autograph Rick Zachowski #231, Glen Viton, Ryan Jirik, Pat Neu, and Robert Cardenas all helped with handing out of the rods and reels, and the t-shirts for kids. These events are held at each NWT event with the next stop coming on June 13th in Walker, MN on Leech Lake.