On Monday, October 21st, Learn 2 Fish With Us Angler Educator and NPAA Member Greg Karch #121 held an Ice Fishing Clinic for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of Green Bay which was held at Langlade Elementary. During the Ice Fishing Clinic scouts learned about the skills and equipment needed to begin ice fishing.
The evening started out with scouts learning about safety while ice fishing which included; warm cloths, wearing a life jacket outside clothing, ice picks, rope, ice cleats, hooks and more. Next, scouts learned about ice fishing equipment which included different ice fishing combos, jigs, plastics, lures, tip ups, along with learning how to use them. Scouts learned about the different baits used while ice fishing along with how to hook the bait. Captain Greg reviewed what he does on a typical day when ice fishing. Greg, then showed videos of him ice fishing, so they would know how to jig while ice fishing along with seeing how fun sight fishing can be.
The fishing clinic ended with the scouts learning how to identify fish, Aquatic Invasive Species and leave to trace which means to clean up the area you are fishing. Each youth went home with a NPAA Future Pro shirt and ice fishing prize such as Shakespeare ice fishing combo, bait, tip-up or ice spikes. The adults attending the ice fishing clinic said they learned a lot and planned on putting the knowledge to use this ice fishing season.so much!!
Greg would like thank his and Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsor’s which include: Shakespeare, Thrivent Financial, National Professional Anglers Association, Writing By Design, James & Rosanne Keller Family Foundation, Mercury Marine, Triton Boats, Badger Sportsman, The Boat Doc, BassPro, Battle On Bago, Berkley, Dave’s Musky Club, Off Shore Tackle Company, Northland Tackle, TTI Blakemore Fishing Group, Maui Jim, Mad Wraps, National Professional Anglers Association and The Reel Shot.
To learn more about the following organizations check out their websites Learn 2 Fish With Us at www.learn2fishwithus.com , NPAA at www.npaa.net and Future Angler Foundation at http://www.futureangler.org .