On Saturday, July 21st it may have started out gloomy but by 9 AM, the start of the Fishing Clinic is had started to clear and by 10 AM the sun was out. Muskie Matters Inc. and Learn 2 Fish With Us partnered up to hold the Fishing Clinic at Riverside Park in Mauston, Wisconsin.
The Fishing Clinic started out by Captain Greg reviewing skills and equipment needed to fish. Greg reviewed Shakespeare Spin Cast and Spinning combos and how to use both of them, different fishing presentations and the AIS message of Clean Drain Dry.
Muskie Matters Inc. Club members the manned the five educational stations that each of the youth attended for ten minutes of education. The stations were Knot Tying where the youth tied a Clinch and Palomar knot. The next station was casting were they learn how to properly cast. Another station was Safety while fishing where they learn how to be safe and about the safety equipment. Fish Identification was another station where the youth learned how to identify the different fish along with the best bait to catch them. The final station was bait where they learned about the different bait along with seeing it along with the different artificial baits we use. They were in shock when Adam showed the youth the Muskie baits!!!
After the seminar it was time for the youth to go fishing. They caught bluegills and perch but fishing was slow. Thanks to the sponsors and Muskie Matters Inc. the kids were provided lunch!!
Each youth went home with the fishing combo, NPAA Future pro shirt and a goodie back thanks to the sponsors and National Professional Anglers Association.