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  • Fishing’s Future Contest Starts June 3

    DATE:May 22nd, 2017
    Fishing’s Future Contest Starts June 3  South Padre Island, Texas — The fourth annual Fishing’s Future National Youth Catch-Photo-Release Contest begins June 3, 2017. The total value of the grand prize package is more than $9,600 and it will be awarded to a young angler after the conclusion of the contest on August 12. Fishing’s Future is America’s preeminent organization dedicated to helping young people and their families build better and deeper bonds using sportfishing as an educational,...
  • Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance and Scheels Team Up to Offer Incentive to Get on the Free the Fighter Trophy Board

    DATE:May 18th, 2017
      Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance and Scheels Team Up to Offer Incentive to Get on the Free the Fighter Trophy Board (May 18, 2017) Isle, Minn. — The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) along with corporate partner Scheels have teamed up to offer bass anglers incentives to “Free the Fighter” during the 2017 Mille Lacs fishing season. What’s the bait, you ask? Getting on the board, the Free the Fighter Trophy Board that is. Any angler with a personal best smallmouth bass 17” and...
  • Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Pioneers On Skills Needed To Fish

    DATE:May 17th, 2017
    Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Pioneers On Skills Needed To Fish  On Tuesday, May 16th the Pioneers of Mount Olive Lutheran Church learned the skills needed to go fishing.  Certified Angler Educator Greg Karch #138 and Karen Karch #121 with Learn 2 Fish With Us and NPAA hosted a fishing clinic for the Pioneers which was held in Appleton, Wisconsin.  The fishing clinic started out by Greg presenting his Fishing Basics seminar which educates the youth and families on all the skills needed to fish...
  • Minnesota Governor Proclaims Clean Drain Dry Day!

    DATE:May 9th, 2017
    Minnesota Governor Proclaims Clean Drain Dry Day! White Bear Lake, MN - At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, May 13th, Governor Mark Dayton will cast his line, proclaim Clean Drain Dry Day, signaling the start to a time honored tradition, the Minnesota Fishing Opener! With over 1.6 million anglers hitting the water, Fishing Opener is the perfect opportunity to educate anglers on the importance of invasive species prevention. Clean Drain Dry Day recognizes the many advocates who have united...
  • Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Third Graders To The Sport Of Fishing

    DATE:April 12th, 2017
     Learn 2 Fish With Us Educates Third Graders To The Sport Of Fishing  On Friday March 24th, Learn 2 Fish With Us Certified Angler Educator, Greg Karch, NPAA Member #138, hosted a fishing seminar to introduce Westside Elementary third graders to the sport of fishing. Westside Elementary Is located in Kimberly, Wisconsin.  The afternoon started off with the third graders asking Greg questions such as how fast does his boat go, what is the biggest fish he has caught and what was his favorite food? ...
  • Cabela’s School of Fish starts 5th year!

    DATE:March 17th, 2017
    Cabela’s School of Fish starts 5th year! (Elbow Lake, MN) Cabela’s School of Fish, the Midwest’s leaders in kids and beginners fishing education, recently started their 5th year of offering fishing classes across the Midwest.  School of Fish, the original fishing class offered by the organization, is a 2 ½-hour class where students learn about lakes, the fish that live in them, and some great ways to catch them.  In the past two years, the organization has added an adult class titled...
  • Fishing’s Future “HOOKS” Vamos a Pescar™ Grant again:

    DATE:March 12th, 2017
    Fishing’s Future “HOOKS” Vamos a Pescar™ Grant again: South Padre Island, TX - Fishing's Future is exceedingly pleased to announce their receipts of the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund Grants, enabling the Fishing's Future mission by organizing programs that will introduce fishing and boating to youth and families to develop their skills as future anglers. The following Fishing's Future Chapters received five (5) of the twelve (12) Grants issued: Salina Chapter, Kansas;...
  • Cabela’s becomes School of Fish title sponsor!

    DATE:March 8th, 2017
    Cabela’s becomes School of Fish title sponsor! (Elbow Lake, MN) School of Fish, the Midwest’s leaders in kids and beginners fishing education, announced today that Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter, is now the title sponsor of School of Fish’s open water classes! The program will now be known as Cabela’s School of Fish. “Cabela’s has been a very strong supporter of School of Fish the past several years and now they will be an even bigger part of what we do,” said Mike...
  • “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Hosts Juno Beach Surf Fishing Clinic March 25

    DATE:February 15th, 2017
    “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Hosts Juno Beach Surf Fishing Clinic March 25 Ladies, Let's Go Fishing will host a surf fishing clinic conducted by Pompano Rich Vidulich from 7:30 a.m. to noon, March 25 at Loggerhead Park 14200 US-1, Juno Beach, FL 33408. The event includes more than four hours of hands-on instruction and fishing on the beach. Anglers can learn the most effective techniques for catching and releasing fish found along the beaches such as pompano, whiting, croaker, bluefish,...
  • Small Gain in Smallmouth Bass Regulations on Mille Lacs Identifies Additional Work Ahead for Alliance

    DATE:February 7th, 2017
      Small Gain in Smallmouth Bass Regulations on Mille Lacs Identifies Additional Work Ahead for Alliance   (Feb. 6, 2017) Isle, Minn. — The Minnesota DNR issued 2017 smallmouth bass season regulations recently and the announcement continues to show the impetus behind the forming of the Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) and continued need for future work. One small gain in the harvest limit is not much to get excited about, though it is a step in the right direction. Other...
  • Fishing’s Future & Cabela’s Outdoor Fund: “Hook up”

    DATE:January 30th, 2017
    may visit www.fishingsfuture.org and  www.facebook.com/fishingsfuture...
  • Sheboygan Team Take 1st in Mayhem on the Mississippi River Ice Fishing Tournament

    DATE:January 29th, 2017
    Sheboygan Team Take 1st in Mayhem on the Mississippi River Ice Fishing Tournament  ALMA, WI- Once again teams across the Midwest from across the Midwest met up in Alma, WI this last weekend for its second annual Pro Ice fishing tournament, Mayhem on the Mississippi Ice Fishing Tournament. Some of the biggest names in Tournament Ice Fishing came from NE, WI, IA, MN, WI, IL, and MI drilled 1000’s of holes to find the biggest 20 fish combo of perch, crappie or sunfish.  Team Aaron Berg and Matt...
  • Wildlife Forever Helps Launch Innovative Boat Cleaning Stations

    DATE:December 19th, 2016
    Wildlife Forever Helps Launch Innovative Boat Cleaning Stations Brooklyn Center, MN –  As aquatic invasive species continue their assault on our nation’s waterways, Wildlife Forever’s Clean Drain Dry Initiative™ has partnered with CD3 Station General Benefit Corporation, (Clean Drain Dry Dispose) a Minnesota based company and developer of watercraft cleaning stations. Designed to provide hands-on tools to remove invasive species from water related equipment, CD3 Stations also fully integrate...
  • Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones from the Future Angler Foundation

    DATE:December 8th, 2016
    Holiday Wishes! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones from the Future Angler Foundation.This has been an especially exciting year, as we are celebrating our five year anniversary. In those few years, thanks to the passion and dedication of National Professional Angler Association (NPAA) members, we made many dreams come true by “Creating New Anglers”: Since 2012 when the foundation was formed, FAF support and products have reached nearly 56,300 youth and 36,630 adults. An average of...
  • Mark Tipler: A Man on a Mission, Teaching the Love of the Outdoors

    DATE:December 6th, 2016
    Mark Tipler: A Man on a Mission, Teaching the Love of the Outdoors A Minnesota man has taken his love for the outdoors to an entirely new level. Mark Tipler shares his passion with all he meets by teaching thousands of boys and girls how to fish in addition to other traditional outdoor activities like archery. He magnifies his outreach by training mentors to share their outdoor skills and experiences. He has wrapped all this and more into the Tips Outdoors Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit. The...
  • Urgent Work Ahead for 2017 Smallmouth Bass Regulations on Mille Lacs

    DATE:November 16th, 2016
    Urgent Work Ahead for 2017 Smallmouth Bass Regulations on Mille Lacs (November 16, 2016) Isle, Minn. — The Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance (MLSA) has accomplished a great deal in its first year of existence. MLSA has been busy educating anglers about techniques and benefits of catch and release, informing area businesses of potential business from this world-class bass fishery, dispelling myths that bass eat walleyes (they don’t), and challenging resource management to use scientific-based...
  • Fishing’s Future named #1 in America:

    DATE:November 8th, 2016
    Fishing's Future named #1 in America: The 2016 Roland Sigurdson Outstanding Aquatic Education Program Award was presented to Fishing’s Future on October 29, 2016 naming Fishing's Future as the #1 Aquatic Education Program in America by the Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA). Founder, Shane Wilson was ecstatic at the recognition!  “This honor belongs to every Fishing’s Future volunteer, sponsor, and supporter. Having the passion to give the gift of fishing to others is rewarding...
  • Future Fisherman Foundation Ebay Auction Begins December 4; Help Ensure the Future of Fishing!

    DATE:November 1st, 2016
          Future Fisherman Foundation Ebay Auction Begins December 4; Help Ensure the Future of Fishing!  Wednesday, October 26, Ponca City, Okla., - The Future Fisherman Foundation announced today that its annual online auction will begin on Sunday, December 4 at 8am. Interested bidders can go to Futurefisherman.org and follow the links to the eBay non-profit auction site to bid on a terrific list of fishing items and trips in a variety of different states. The auction...
  • FISHING NONPROFIT REELS IN BIGGEST YEAR OF PROGRAMMING TO DATE

    DATE:October 28th, 2016
            FISHING NONPROFIT REELS IN BIGGEST YEAR OF PROGRAMMING TO DATE OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (DATE) – For Learn 2 Fish With Us, a local nonprofit committed to educating and inspiring beginner and experienced anglers, 2016 has proven to be the organization’s most successful year yet. Through recently attained 501(c)3 status, the support of a local, seven-person board of directors and redoubled marketing efforts, Learn 2 Fish With Us was able to reach 4,211 youth...
  • Future Angler Foundation Inks Five Year Agreement With U.S. Forest Service Promoting Recreational Fishing and Youth Events

    DATE:October 19th, 2016
    Future Angler Foundation Inks Five Year Agreement With U.S. Forest Service Promoting Recreational Fishing and Youth Events The Future Angler Foundation’s (FAF) President Patrick Neu, recently signed a 5 year partnership agreement with the United States Forest Service (FS) to work with the organizations the FAF supports to promote youth fishing events. The first of two events scheduled for June 2017 will be held at the Constitution Gardens pond on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. Through this...