It may have been a cold windy day that also had rain, but that did not stop the Oaklawn Elementary fifth graders from learning to fish during Outdoors Day. Outdoors Day was held at Menominee Park, which is located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This event took place on May 27th. The large group was split into two groups, where the students rotated through two stations, which included fishing and sailing. Captain Greg and crew from Learn 2 Fish With Us shared their passion for fishing by educating them on fishing, and then took them fishing.
Students learned the skills and equipment need to begin fishing such as; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, how to cast, different fishing presentations, fish identification, knots, live and artificial bait, aquatic invasive species, keeping a fishing log and so much more. After the seminar, students went fishing for two hours. Fishing was tough due to the cold front that came through, but the students toughed it out!!
Each student received a NPAA Future Pro shirt thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association. Learn 2 Fish With Us and our sponsors, provided soft sided cooler and Shakespeare My Fishing Journal for each of the students.