Spencer Deutz, a Yamaha Outboards Pro Angler, and his wife Carley, hosted their annual Yamaha Outboards Youth and Family Fishing Clinic on June 18 in Moose Lake, MN. This year marks the fifth consecutive year the duo held the event and the community of Moose Lake welcomed them with open arms to educate their youth on fishing and the outdoors.
In the past, the clinic has always been well attended and this year was no different. All 35 youth anglers who registered were greeted with free SunButter Sunflower Butter and a t-shirt. Once they received their items, Spencer presented an interactive seminar where kids learned how to keep their waterways free and clear from aquatic nuisance species (ANS), how to identify fish, on the water safety, and much more.
Following the seminar, the future anglers split up into four groups where they rotated though 10-minute stations learning different casting techniques while catching backyard bass. They also had the opportunity to view minnows through an underwater camera, tour Spencer’s Ranger 620PRO powered by a Yamaha F300XCA, and at the end of the seminar, take part in Project Tikka Mino.
Project Tikka Mino is sponsored by Clam Outdoors and Renegade Outdoor Innovations. The Tikka Mino is a one-piece, jigging minnow, an industry first for Clam Pro Tackel, and is designed for vertical presentation to rip fish through ice or open water. This project allows kids to design their own Tikka Mino on a blank coloring page. At the end of the year, Deutz will choose 10 winners and Renegade Outdoor Innovations will custom paint a Tikka Mino that is an exact match to their drawing!
Following the clinic, each participant was given a rod/reel combination courtesy of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF).
Deutz, the NPAA, and the FAF, would like to thank the community of Moose Lake for allowing use of their facilities. Deutz has hosted over 90 kids’ clinics and is dedicated to making a significant impact on the sport through education and outreach.
Volunteers for the event included Carley Deutz, Joe Paulseth, Vicki Radzak, Lisa Anderson-Reed, Dane Lavinski, and Conrad Ross. For more information about taking part in the future angler program, contact Spencer Deutz at 701-361-2521.
Deutz’s Sponsors Include: Yamaha Outboards, SunButter Sunflower Butter, Ranger Boats, Luther Family Buick GMC of Fargo-Moorhead, Blackfish Gear, Optima Batteries, VisionBANK, Moritz Sport and Marine, Off Shore Tackle Company, Northland Tackle, and Airwave Pedestal.