On Friday, June 15th we held a Fishing Clinic for Foster Kids and Parents. Learn 2 Fish With Us partnered with Sara and Cindy from the Winnebago County and Lisa from the Downtown Oshkosh YMCA where the fishing clinic was held. This event started out with Captain Greg presenting his Fishing Basics seminar that educated the youth and parents on; safety while fishing, different fishing combo’s and fishing presentations. After the mini Fishing Basics seminar, it was time for the youth to attend the five hands-on fishing educational stations. The youth were split up into five groups that attended each station which consisted of Aquatic Invasive Species, fish Identification, knot tying, live/artificial bait and of course casting. So many Backyard Bass were caught at the casting station.
Once the youth rotated through all five fishing educational stations, they found out they would receive a fishing combo, Plano Stowaway with tackle and National Professional Anglers Association Future Pro shirt. Everything needed to take their skills they just learned and utilize the fishing equipment to get out fishing!!
Five youth attended this fishing clinic will attended the Secret Fishing Spot where they will go fishing with an experienced fisherman so that they can catch a fish.
Thanks to our sponsors for donating the fishing goods. This event could not be held without all the great volunteers from Winnebago County along with Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers; Karen Karch, Nick Schmal, Mike Anderson, Tony Rieth and Sharon Miller.