It was Labor Day weekend and Learn 2 Fish With Us and NPAA Members Captain Greg Karch #138 and Karen Karch #121 hosted a fishing clinic at Conroy’s Bear Lake Resort And Campground, which is located in Manawa, Wisconsin. The fishing clinic was held on Sunday September 5th.
The fishing clinic was held right next to Bear Lake and were the youth, families and adults excited for Captain Greg to present his Fishing Basics seminar. Attendees learned about all the equipment and skills needed to begin fishing, which included; Safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, how to cast safely and accurately, how to tie a Palomar and Clinch knot, simple fishing presentations, fish identification, live and artificial bait, aquatic invasive species, keeping our water clean and keeping a fishing journal. After the Fishing Basics seminar, many of the attendees had questions for Captain Karch on fishing in general and fishing Bear Lake.
Each youth attending the fishing clinic received a Future Pro shirt and a mini tackle box with a bobber, sinkers, plastics, Northland jigs and Tru-Turn hooks along with a fishing journal thanks to Learn 2 Fish With Us, National Professional Anglers Association and Future Angler Foundation.
Let’s start with how to prepare and deep fry fish!!
Learn 2 Fish With Us and Head2Head Fishing hosted two youth fishing clinics during their fifth stop of the Head2Head Fishing Pro Walleye Series. Event five was held on Lake McConaughy in Ogallala, Nebraska. The first fishing clinic, was held at the Lake McConaughy State Recreation Visitor Center on Monday, August 23rd and the second fishing clinic was held at Lured In. This was Learn 2 Fish With Us furthest fishing clinic to date at just over eight hundred miles one way from their headquarters of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Head2Head Fishing Pro Walleye Series anglers and officials along with Captain Greg of Learn 2 Fish With Us, educated youth on the equipment and skills needed to begin fishing. Each evening started out with a Fishing Basics seminar, which taught future anglers; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, casting, different fishing presentations, knots, fish identification, live and artificial bait and aquatic invasive species. After the seminar, Head2Head Fishing Pro Walleye Series anglers and officials, worked with families on hands activities such as tying a Clinch and Palomar knot and casting.
To end the fishing clinics each youth received a fishing combo, NPAA Future Pro Shirt and My Fishing Journal, thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association and Future Angler Foundation. They were so excited!
Learn 2 Fish With Us so enjoys working with the Head2Head Pro Walleye Series and look forward to the next fishing clinics, which will be held during the Lake Chautaugua event, the week of October 11th.
On July 27th Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers rigged one hundred and thirty fishing combos with a bobber, hook and sinker. It was a fun evening as so many of the volunteers talked about there fun experiences during 2021 fishing clinics. Theses fishing combos will be used at upcoming fishing clinics to hand out to the youth attending a fishing clinic. Captain Greg expressed his gratitude to the volunteers as this would have taken him many days to accomplish.
Saturday, July 24th may have started out raining, but that was alright as the youth learned the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing in a sheltered area. Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers and National Professional Anglers Association members, Captain Greg Karch #138 and Karen Karch #121 held a fishing clinic for the youth and adults of Faith Christian and Victory churches. These churches are located in the cities of New London and Waupaca which is located in Wisconsin. During the ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar, they learned; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, casting, different fishing presentations, knots, fish identification, live and artificial bait and aquatic invasive species and so much more.
When the seminar was over the rain had stopped and it was time to go fishing!! Bluegills, perch and bass were caught by the youth. You should have seen all the smiles!! Memories were made.
Thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association and Future Angler Foundation for providing fishing combos and Future Pro shirts. The Reel Shot provided bait for this fishing clinic along with all our other fishing clinics.