On Wednesday, December 4th, NPAA member and Learn 2 Fish With Us Angler Educator and Greg Karch #121, held an Ice Fishing Clinic for the youth of the Oshkosh Boys & Girls Club. During the Ice Fishing Clinic youth learned about the skills and equipment needed to begin ice fishing which included 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, youth learned about ice fishing equipment which included different ice fishing combos, jigs, plastics, lures, tip ups, along with learning how to use them. Youth 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 youth 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 a Shakespeare ice fishing combo along with Northland Tackle ice fishing jigs. After the fishing clinic many of the youth went on to the Learn 2 Fish With Us website and checked out the other fishing videos and they really enjoyed them. The youth said they really look forward to getting out ice fishing!!
Greg would like thank his and Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsor’s which include: Badger Sportsman, National Professional Anglers Association, Shakespeare, Writing By Design, Mercury Marine, Triton Boats, 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 at www.learn2fishwithus.com , NPAA at www.npaa.net and Future Angler Foundation at http://www.futureangler.org .