On April 13th, Certified Angler Educator, Greg Karch from Learn 2 Fish With Us hosted his Fishing Basics seminar for the fourth and fifth graders at Oaklawn Middle School is located in Oshkosh. Wisconsin . The 140 students were split into two group so Greg could work with a smaller group. Theses students were eagle to learn about the skills and had many questions. Greg was amazed on how few of the students have fished, especially when Oaklawn school is located a mile away from Lake Winnebago. Greg commented ‘This is why it so important for Learn 2 Fish With Us to get to all the schools and organizations that are located very close to fishable waters’. Learn 2 Fish With Us and Greg will be hosting a two evening after school program that will allow the students to get hands on training as the group will be split into ten students per fishing instructor. After forty-five minutes of education they will go fishing for forty-five minutes.
Greg had brought his Backyard Bass for the casting instruction during his seminar. A student was leaving and shared with Greg that she had never caught a fish and asked if she could cast and try to catch a Backyard Bass. Greg said ‘ Sure’ and helped her cast. As she was reeling in she caught one and was so excited!! This is what it is all about!!!!
Four lucky youth attending the seminar won a Plano KVD Elite Soft-Side Tackle box. The winners were very excited. One the clinic was done Greg handed out Fishouflage hats to each of the students and they were excited!!!