On Saturday, June 1st, Learn 2 Fish With Us and it’s volunteers educated the Northeastern Girl Scouts to fishing during Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend. The day may have started off raining, but by the start of the event, the rain had stopped. The event started out by Captain Greg and NPAA member #138 presenting a shortened version of his Fishing Basics seminar where the Girl Scouts learned about all the skills and equipment needed to fish. After the seminar, the Girl Scouts were split into four groups where they rotated through four fishing educational stations which consisted of the following. Station one was fishing identification and here the Girl Scouts learned how to identify the different fish along with where they can be found and best bait to use. Stations two they learned how to cast. Station three the learned about the aquatic invasive species and how they cab prevent the spread of them. The final station was learning about live and artificial bait. Captain Greg brought leeches, different minnows and worms and the Girl Scouts learned how to hook them along with being able to touch them. Greg, shared all the artificial baits he uses along with his special crankbaits.
After completing all the fishing educational stations it was time to go fishing and the Girl Scouts were excited when they found out they would receive a rigged Shakespeare fishing combo. Next, we fished at the Marion Pond where many fishing were caught from Bluegills, Bullheads and perch. You should have seen all the smiles.
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.
Captain Greg Karch
Learn 2 Fish With Us
1976 East Murdock Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901