It may have been in the works for many years, but today the Greater Milwaukee Boys & Girls Clubs from all around the Milwaukee area, attended a Fishing Clinic which was hosted by Captain Greg Karch of Learn 2 Fish With Us and the National Professional Anglers Association. This fishing clinic, was in planning stages for two years and had a date in June of 2020, but due to COVID, was canceled. Finally, on Friday July 9th, the fishing clinic was held at Pewaukee Lake in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Over fifty youth attended the fishing clinic of which forty-four never fished.
Captain Greg presented his Fishing Basics seminar which taught attendees the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing. Youth learned; 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, youth went fishing for almost two hours where they caught Bluegill’s and Perch. All fish were released to fight another day.
Each youth received a fishing combo, NPAA Future Pro shirt and fishing educational book thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association and the Future Angler Foundation.
Captain Greg said ‘Today we made a difference!!!’ As Captain Greg shared details of this fishing clinic, he gave me chills!! You can see the passion he has for educating the public on fishing!! Learn 2 Fish With Us, National Professional Anglers Association and Future Angler Foundation has done great things and will continue to do great things for fishing!!
Greg would like thank his and Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsor’s which include: Badger Sportsman, James & Rosanne Keller Foundation, Shakespeare, Mercury Marine, Berkley, Dave’s Musky Club, Off Shore Tackle Company, Northland Tackle, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Maui Jim, Mad Wraps and The Reel Shot.