The Badger Sportsman Magazine and Learn 2 Fish With Us hosted a day of fishing and education for the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club. The event was held on August 15th at Menominee Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The day started out with the youth being split into two groups. One group stayed behind and was taught about all the skills and equipment needed to go fishing by Learn 2 Fish With Us Angler Educator and NPAA member #138, Greg Karch. The youth learned everything from safety while fishing, spinning and spin cast fishing combos, how to cast and set the hook, different fishing presentations, how to tie a Palomar and Clinch knot, fish identification, live and artificial bait and the AIS message of ‘Clean Drain Dry’. The other group of youth went fishing on lake Winnebago from boats. When the kids returned they were excited to talk about the different fish they caught and the fun they had on the water thanks to Art, Chase and Steve from the Badger Sportsman Magazine. The youth caught walleye, sheephead, white bass, perch and were proud to show off their catch.
The youth then flipped stations and the youth that learned about fishing and were excited it was their turn to go fishing and utilize some of the newly learned skills. Greg was amazed what the youth learned while fishing, especially from the youth that had never fished. At noon, it was time for all the youth to return and learn how to fillet fish. They were excited!! After the days catch was filleted, it was time for a Good Ole Fish Fry!! All the youth tried the fish and many of them had seconds and even thirds!! It was then time for the youth to leave, but before this happened a group picture was taken and Learn 2 Fish With Us had presented each youth with a Shakespeare fishing combo so they continue their journey of fishing.
Greg would like thank his and Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsor’s: National Professional Anglers Association, Dave’s Musky Club, Shakespeare, Badger Sportsman Magazine, Thrivent Financial, Writing By Design LLC, James & Rosanne Keller Family Foundation, Mercury, Triton Boats, Future Angler Foundation, The Boat Doc, Berkley, Off Shore Tackle Company, Plano, Frabill, Northland Tackle, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Maui Jim, Mad Wraps LLC and The Reel Shot.
Is your group looking for a fishing clinic in 2018, send an email to Greg at CaptainGreg@Learn2FishWithUs.com and he will get in contact with you.