“Best Fishing Day Ever!!!”, this is what we heard from the youth and parents that attended the Secret Fishing Spot fishing clinic, which was held by Learn 2 Fish With Us, Badger Sportsman and Shakespeare Fishing. Thanks to a local farmer who allowed our group to fish a pond that had plenty of fish!! Captain Greg from Learn 2 Fish With Us and NPAA organized this special event, allowing youth who attended a Learn 2 Fish With Us clinic in 2018, to attend.
The day started out with the youth meeting their fishing lead that would help them all evening long as they fished, along with receiving a Shakespeare spin cast or spinning fishing combo. Youth, parents and the fishing lead then took a short walk to the pond where they were instructed on safety and setting the hook. Captain Greg’s first two youth of his group casted, and as quick as the bobber hit the water, it was under, and the kids were yelling “FISH ON!!”. Besides catching fish the youth and parents learned how to adjust a boober to fish different depths, place a worm on the hook, set the hook, take a fish of the hook, hold a fish for a picture, keep moving when not catching fish, how to identify the fish they caught, how to release a fish and more. Youth caught largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, perch and these fish gave them a great fight. Looking around the pond, all you saw was rods bending, smiles, and parents taking pictures of their sons or daughters catch!!
Thanks to the Badger Sportsman magazine for providing dinner, which included: hot dogs, chips, watermelon, chocolate chip cookies and drinks. Youth were really hungry from catching all the fish. After dinner the youth learned that thy would be keeping the Shakespeare Fishing combo that they were fishing with. They were excited!!!
Thanks to all the volunteers from Learn 2 Fish With Us and the Badger Sportsman!!