We wanted to send out a HUGE thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors for everything they have done to contribute to this year’s success. At our 2019 fishing clinics, Learn 2 Fish With Us worked with a record-setting 6,000 youth and nearly 4,000 adults. We could not have done it without the time and energy our volunteers invested into teaching kids how to fish! Your dedication and commitment to share your passion for fishing have not gone unnoticed.
Whether you have helped with setup or registration, managed the sales of merchandise, assisted with fishing stations, taught casting instruction or donated money or equipment, we truly could NOT have done it without you. Because of you, kids and families now have a skill for life they can all share and cherish. It’s amazing how many people a small nonprofit can impact. Our success was exhibited this year by attending, teaching, hosting and educating youth and their families through 32 fishing clinics. Learn 2 Fish With Us covered a broad range of areas from elementary and high schools, sports shows, educational events, festivals, outdoor events, cub and girl scouts and so many more.
We cannot wait to see what the 2020 fishing season will bring. Together we can continue to grow the sport of fishing by educating and inspiring beginner and experienced anglers. All of us at Learn 2 Fish cannot say it enough: thank you to all our volunteers and supporters from the bottom of our hearts. We truly appreciate all that you do. Thank you!
On Sunday, September 8th, Learn 2 Fish With Us and our volunteers attended Harbor Fest which was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the School Of Freshwater Science. Learn 2 Fish With Us had a Fishing educational booth which educated over three hundred youth and nearly as many adults on the skills and equipment needed to fish. Skills learned in the booth were casting, fish identification, safety while fishing, how to tie knots and the different baits we use while fishing. Adults asked many questions such as; where do I buy an fishing license, best spots to fish, best bait to use and presentations. A family that attended sent me a text that said “The grand kids had the best time at your booth. Thank you so much. The kids were so excited to tell their parents about FISHING and the live bait. They were so excited about the shirts you gave them they put them on and my granddaughter can’t wait to use her Shakespeare fishing combo. Youth received; Shakespeare casting plugs, NPAA Future Pro Shirts and fishing combos. Thanks to the Learn 2 Fish With Us and Harbor Fest volunteers for all your help!!
On Saturday, August 3rd, Learn 2 Fish With Us and it’s volunteers where at PBS Get Up And Go Day at the Timber Rattlers Stadium in Appleton, Wisconsin. Learn 2 Fish With Us had a Fishing educational booth which educated over six hundred youth on the skills needed to fish. Skills learned in the booth were casting, fish identification, safety while fishing, how to tie knots and the different baits we use while fishing. Youth received; Shakespeare casting plugs, NPAA Future Pro Shirts and fishing coloring books. Thanks to the Learn 2 Fish With Us volunteers.
Did you know that August is National Fishing Month? This fun holiday was created to increase interest in angling and get more people of all ages involved in the sport. Throughout Fishing Month, there are many activities you can participate in to celebrate! Whether it’s catching the biggest fish you can find or just fishing to your heart’s content, check out these great ways to celebrate Fishing Month!
So, how will YOU celebrate National Fishing Month?
Let’s face it: fish are picky when it comes to their food (especially walleye). And trying to find the right lures when you walk into the fishing section with rows of lures looking back at you is tough (and so is not buying them all…). That’s why Captain Greg is sharing his favorite fishing lures for walleye fishing.
Storm’s Hot ‘N Tot lure is one of Captain Greg’s favorite lures for catching walleye. This lure features a metal lip and side-to-side searching that walleyes have a hard time keeping their eyes off. What makes this lure so special though are the wide range of fish-catching colors it comes in. They come in classic, chrome, holographic or UV finishes. All of these features make the Hot ‘N Tot one of the best lures for trolling walleyes.
When Captain Greg is fishing for walleye in water 8 feet deep or more, his go-to fishing lure is the Berkley Flicker Shad size 7. With attracting colors and finishes, this crank bait is a pro at grabbing the attention of walleye. It also has a unique rattle and rolling, flicker action that mimics fleeing or injured baitfish.
The Berkley Flicker Shad size 5 is perfect when Captain Greg is fishing in water 7 feet deep or less. A lot like the size 7, the Flicker Shad size 5 acts as an injured or fleeing fish to trick walleye. Its smaller size makes this one of the best lures to catch Walleye in shallower water.
Captain Greg ties his own crawler harnesses using Berkley Vanish, Dsichii hooks and Northland Baitfish Blades in gold, silver or chartreuse. These lures are known for zigzagging through the water and attracting the eyes of hungry fish. What are you waiting for? Grab some night crawlers and brush up on your knot-tying skills to start catching some killer walleye!
If you’re not a monthly subscriber to the Badger Sportsman magazine, you missed our own Captain Greg featured on the front cover of the May/June 2019 edition! (If you can’t tell, we’re VERY excited!)
Flip to page 30 to read the article dedicated to Greg’s story including how he started Learn 2 Fish With Us, and his ongoing love and commitment to the not-for-profit organization.
We don’t want to spoil it for you, so check out the original article here!