Future Muskie Anglers Learn The Fishing Basics At The Chicago Muskie Expo
NPAA member, Greg Karch #138, Certified Angler Educator with Learn 2 Fish With Us hosted a future angler seminar which introduced youth to skills needed to fish during, the Chicago Muskie Expo. The event was held on Sunday, January 10th at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Over sixty youth and their parents attended the seminar. Greg presented his ‘Fishing Basics’ seminar which reviewed fishing safety, reviewed spin cast and spinning combos, setting the hook, casting, knots, fish identification, bait, catch and release, and the AIS message of ‘Clean, Drain and Dry’. After the seminar, the Illinois Musky Trail presented awards to youth that caught muskies in 2015.
Every youth that attended the seminar, received a Shakespeare fishing combo or a Future Pro Shirt which was donated by the National Professional Anglers Association and the Future Angler Foundation. You should have seen all the smiles on the youth faces as they were receiving their fishing combo or shirt!!!
Greg would like to thank the NPAA and Future Angler Foundation for their donation of fishing goodies, Illinois Musky Trail for their help, and Learn 2 Fish With Us and Greg’s sponsors which include: Shakespeare, Berkley, Plano, Mercury, Triton Boats, Dave’s Musky Club, The Boat Doc, Off Shore Tackle Company, Northland Tackle, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Navionics, Maui Jim and The Reel Shot.