On Sunday afternoon, June 26th, Captain Greg Karch, Winnebago Walleye Series and Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers taught youth about the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing. This event was held at Pipe Park which is located in Malone, Wisconsin. The afternoon started out with Captain Greg presenting his Fishing Basics seminar where they learned; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, simple fishing presentations, live and artificial bait, aquatic invasive species and so much more. After the seminar, youth were split up into three groups where they attended fishing educational stations. Station one youth learned how to cast safely and accurately. Station two, youth learned how to tie a Clinch and Palomar knot. Station three was fish identification where youth learned how to identify the different fish from panfish to game fish.
This was Learn 2 Fish With Us first time partnering with the Winnebago Walleye Series which has a fun time for the families the day of their fishing tourney.
Thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association, Future Angler Foundation and Learn 2 Fish With Us each youth received a fishing combo, NPAA Future Pro shirt, a mini tackle box with tackle along with a fishing educational book.
Greg would like thank his and Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsor’s which include: National Professional Anglers Association, Shakespeare, Mercury Marine, Berkley, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, The Boat Doc, Lake Poygan Sportsman’s Club, Dave’s Musky Club, Off Shore Tackle Company, Northland Tackle, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Maui Jim, Mad Wraps, Future Angler Foundation.
To learn more about the following organizations check out their websites Learn 2 Fish With Us at www.learn2fishwithus.com , NPAA at www.npaa.net and Future Angler Foundation at http://www.futureangler.org