Captain Greg Karch and Learn 2 Fish With Us hosted a record setting forty-three fishing clinics in 2022, educating over five thousand youth to the great sport of fishing. Learn 2 Fishing With Us fishing clinics were hosted for schools all across Wisconsin, YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs, Wounded Warrior families, United States Forest Service, Sport Shows, State and local parks, Scouts and so many more organizations across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. What an accomplishment for the both of them!!
Captain Greg founded Learn 2 Fish With Us in 2009 and has been averaging about thirty fishing clinics a year since its inception. All Learn 2 Fish With Us fishing clinics are FREE to the organizations they work with.
When an organization contacts Learn 2 Fish With Us, Captain Greg will work with them to determine the best fishing clinic setup for them. A fishing clinic will always start out with a fishing seminar, which will provide education on the skills and equipment needed to begin or advanced in fishing. If there is additional time, youth will attend hands on education stations which would consist of casting and knot tying. If water is nearby, or they want to take a field trip, youth will go fishing from shore with Captain Greg and Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers.
Learn 2 Fish With Us host three different seminars. The first seminar is ‘Fishing Basics’ which educates youth, families and adults to all the skills and equipment need to begin fishing. ‘Fishing Basics’ educates attendees on; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, casting safely and accurately, basic fishing presentations, knots, fish identification, parts of a fish, live and artificial bait and aquatic invasive species and so much more.
The second seminar is ‘Advanced Fishing’ which allows youth and adults to build upon the fishing education learned in the ‘Fishing Basic’ seminar. Attendees will learn about advanced skills and equipment such as: bait caster and line counter reels, advanced fishing presentations of jigging / casting / trolling, jigs and plastics, crankbaits, how a graph works, fish marks, maps, filleting a fish and cooking of the fish.
The third seminar is ‘Ice Fishing Basics’ which educates youth, families and adults to all the skills and equipment need to begin ice fishing. ‘Ice Fishing Basics’ educates attendees on; safety while ice fishing, augers, ice fishing combos, ice fishing jigs and spoons, tip ups, tip downs, knots, fish identification, live and artificial bait and aquatic invasive species.
Learn 2 Fish With Us has hosted fishing clinics in the following states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and New York.
Greg would like thank his and Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsor’s which include: National Professional Anglers Association, Shakespeare, Pioneer Marina, Mercury Marine, Berkley, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, The Boat Doc, Lake Poygan Sportsmen’s Club, Dave’s Musky Club, Off Shore Tackle Company, Strehlow’s, Northland Tackle, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Maui Jim, Mad Wraps and the Future Angler Foundation.