Learn 2 Fish With Us held a fishing clinic for the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club at Menominee Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on June 23rd. The day started out with Captain Greg presenting his Fishing Basics seminar which teaches attendees on the equipment and skills needed to begin fishing. Fishing Basic teaches; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, casting, setting the hook, simple fishing presentations, knots, live and artificial bait, fish identification, aquatic invasive species, catch and release and so much more. After the seminar, each youth was given a fully rigged fishing combo, NPAA Future Pro shirt and Shakespeare fishing educational book thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association, Future Angler Foundation and Learn 2 Fish With Us.
Next part of the fishing clinic was to go fishing. Youth were able to utilize their newly rigged fishing combo, where there were many smiles, due to their success of casting or setting the hook, and of course catching a fish!! The main catch was bluegills and perch. The staff from Boys & Girls Club said ‘this will be a great activity for the kids during the summer and with the gear they received, all they will need is bait’. The Boys & Girls Club plans on taking kids to the park over the summer to do some fishing.