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.

Fishing Clinic Held At Critters in Winneconne, WI

Today we (John Van Norman, Tim Euting and myself) held a ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar at the Ice Breaker which was held at Critters in Winneconne, Wisconsin.  Even with 80 degree temps we had youths and parents that were excited to attend.  They learned all the fishing… basics and then practiced casting.   Parents also said they learned a lot.  The youths yet home with many fishing goods that were donated by the Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsors.   Together we are growing the GREAT sport of FISHING!!!

Learn 2 Fish With Us Kick-Off


This website is now up and running and mission to educate of all skill levels on fishing.  We will have fishing basic seminars too introduce youth, families, woman and men into fishing.  For the beginner and intermediate angler, we will have how to video’s along with links to topics of interest.  So keep coming back as we build are website.   If it was not for are sponsors we could not be doing all this so check out the sponsor pages to find out who US is!!