A day on the frozen water. Tips on Ice Fishing!!

Yesterday I spent sometime ice fishing and shooting some video that I will share at the Maplewood Fishing Club when I talk about ice fishing equipment and techniques.  The first part of the video was techniques and the later part is catching all the fish as I had a great couple of hours!!  Started out fishing plastic but luckily I had spikes.  Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pncUY4FQUDY

National Professional Anglers Association Conference


Last week I attended the National Professional Anglers Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  I presented a seminar on ‘Look to the Future’ which reviewed everything to think about when hosting a Future Angler Event.  From who is looking for a clinic, location, type of clinic, what to review during the clinic, sponsors and more.  At the conference I received an award for Outstanding Service and Dedication as NPAA Future Angler Chair.

Triton Thursday – Ran the Fishunter 216 and 186 on Lake Winnebago

We were wishing for sun to get some great pictures of the Tritons on good old Lake Winnebago but the clouds moved in.   At least we had wind today and these boats ran great in the chop.  After running a 215 for six years I could not believe… how much room there is in the back of the boat.  Two big guys were way in back and we never hit.  I was concerned when I heard Triton 216 moved the consoles forward but the ride was great from the driver seat.  The livewell is huge and off course there was plenty of storage onboard!!  Can’t wait to order my Triton 216 Fishunter.

Chain of Lakes Youth Tournament


Another year has gone by and our Chain of Lakes Youth Tournament was a huge sucess. As you know, this event is a put together and made possible by volunteers, donators and sponsors. I want to take the time to thank you Greg and the NPAA for your continued support and generous donation; I just can’t express my gratitude enough. The memories you helped create and the happy faces captured will always remind us of how special our kids are and how wonderful it is to be a part of bringing the outdoors to our youth.

Will Host Four Fishing Basic Seminar at Madison Fishing Expo In 2013


Just signed a contract to present my ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar four times during the Madison Fishing Expo in February 2013. Looking forward to working with the Madison Fishing Expo group as they promote fishing and have contributed to many fishing projects around the state.

Free Fish Day At Warner Park In Madison, WI


Today I was at the Yahara Fishing Club fishing event, which was held on Wisconsin’s free fishing weekend.  The event was held in Madison, Wisconsin at Warner Park.  We had over four hundred kids that attend the event and just as many parents.  The event started out with all the kids getting a fishing combo then they were off fishing!!!  Many fish were caught.  At 11 AM I presented my Fishing Basics seminar where the kids had many questions from their fishing experience that morning.  Lunch was then serverd and most kids went home with an additional door prize.

Cub Scouts Learn To Fish And Then Fish In Kaukauna, WI


What a great day!!  We start out at the 1000 Island Nature center where Greg Karch presented his Fishing Basics seminar.  After the seminar was completed and all the questions answered they went fishing.  All the Cub Scouts learned the skills need to get the Fishing Belt Loop.  Now it was time to fish!!  We had awards for two age categories for the largets, smallest and most fish.  Each youth received a fishing related item thanks to our great sponsors!!!

Taught Casting At Outdoor Expo In Beaver Dam, WI


Today I taught youths how to cast at the Outdoor Expo which was held at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam Wisconsin.  We worked with over 1000 fourth and fifth graders through out the day.  I was amazed at how many youths have never had a fishing rod in their hand.

Fishing Clinic at Maplewood Middle School in Menasha, WI

This past Thursday I held my third Family Fishing Clinic of 2012 at Maplewood Middle School in Menasha, Wisconsin.  What a great turnout.  The event was kicked-off with pizza and pop.  Next the ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar was held where we taught the families about safety on the water, open and closed spinning combos, knots, bait, casting, fish identification, parts of a fish, Aquatic Invasive Species and more…  After the seminar the youths had an opportunity to do hands on with everything they learned from the seminar.  I would like to thank the volunteers Jessica Kidd, Tim Euting, Craig Huss, Diane and Ron Guerts, Northeast Sportsman Group and Todd Vanderboom for all their help at the event.   Besides are great sponsors we would like to thank the City Of Menasha School District, Heckrodt Nature Preserve and Wisconsin DNR.

Fishing Clinic At UW Community Center in Madison, WI


NPAA members Greg Karch #138, Jim Kloth #633, Craig Huss #262 hosted a Youth/Family Fishing event at the UW Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday March 10th.  The event was kicked-off with a seminar called ‘Fishing Basics’ that lasted forty-five minutes and covered; safety, details on open and closed face fishing combo’s, casting, fishing identification, knots, bait, parts of a fish and what Greg’s tackle box consisted of when he was a youth.  Youths had the opportunity for hands on training by attending education stations on all the ‘Fishing Basics’ related topics.