On Saturday, May 13th, Certified Angler Educator Greg Karch and NPAA Member #138 and Karen Karch #121, hosted a fishing clinic to introduce CMD families to the great sport of fishing during their company picnic which was held at Appleton Memorial Park in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The morning started out with Greg presenting his Fishing Basics seminar which educated the families on skills and equipment needed to begin fishing such as: safety while fishing, fishing combos, casting, fishing presentations, knots, live and artificial bait, fish identification, the environment and the Clean Drain Dry message.  After the seminar it was time for the families to practice casting as many had never fished before.   Once they were done practicing casting they enjoyed lunch.  After lunch it was time for fishing!!

The families took all the skills they learned and applied them while fishing.  Fishing was tough but a few future anglers had nibblers but were not able to catch them.  This spring we have had such weird weather,  with cold days and then a warm day intermixed making the water temp changing every day, which makes fishing very tough.  Many families look forward to fishing in the future as the youth received fishing combos and Future Pro shirts thanks to the National Professional Anglers Association.

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, Future Angler Foundation and The Reel Shot.

To learn more about the following organizations check out their websites Learn 2 Fish With Us atwww.learn2fishwithus.com ,  NPAA at www.npaa.net and Future Angler Foundation at www.futureangler.org



Captain Greg Karch

Learn 2 Fish With Us

1976 East Murdock Avenue

Oshkosh, WI 54901

Phone: 920-213-0373