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Apr 15

Snow, Sleet And High Winds Don’t Keep Kids From Learning To Fish At Kidz Expo

Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers work with youth at the 2018 Fox Cities Kidz Expo on Saturday, April 14, 2018On the day of one of the biggest snow storms of the year in Wisconsin, Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers 4-wheeled across town in several inches of snow to attend the Fox Cities Kidz Expo on Saturday April 14th in Appleton at the 2nd annual Fox Cities Expo.  Though attendance was lighter than expected due to the driving snow and wind, hundreds of kids and their families still managed to make their way to the event and got lots of casting time at the Learn2FishWithUs indoor “pond.”

This event had everything for the kids, but believe it or not, fishing still lured kids over to see what kind of fun could be had fishing for our Backyard Bass indoors.  With instruction from our hardy volunteers, the youth learned the three basics of fishing that Captain Greg always likes to teach: always look behind before casting, cast over your shoulder utilizing the ten o-clock / two o-clock overhand casting method, and set the hook.

Many youth improved after instruction along with lots of casting practice since lines were shorter due to the snowstorm.  After the youth casted a couple times, you could hear FISH ON, as Learn 2 Fish With Us as they hooked into our Backyard Bass!!  While youth waited in line they learned about safety while fishing, different knots that could be tied and how tie them, along with fish identification.

We look forward to attending this wonderful event again next year!