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On August 17, Nancy Koep, a long-time member of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA), hosted a fishing seminar to for young anglers as part of the Kids Safety Day put on by the Starbuck, Minnesota Police Department. The event was held at the Minnewaska Area High School and had 4 groups of kids of that of youngsters who Nancy worked with for 45 minutes at a time. Each group of kids got to learn a variety of information about…

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Youth Anglers Catch Fish

If research reveals that today’s youth represent the biggest ROI for recruiting new anglers, then what’s the best way to reach those kids who spend most of their time watching media or learning in school? PBS and the Future Angler Foundation have cracked that code by joining forces with their Getting Families Fishing television shows and classroom curriculum series. Harnessing an unprecedented distribution network of 165 channels with the Emmy-winning impact of the Into the Outdoors Education Network, the program…

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Pro with Youth Angler

For kids, the choice to jump headlong into fishing forever or to cast it aside like an old toy often distills down to a singular, special day on the water. Fishing chooses you, not the other way around. If it’s meant to be, something just clicks in the heart and mind of a youngster: That magical, unforgettable tug on the line and the grip-and-grin of a first fish. You’re captivated by the life in its eyes, fins and gills as…

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Youth Fishing Seminar

On Tuesday, March 29th, Captain Greg Karch of Learn 2 Fish With Us and National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) taught fourth and fifth graders the Fishing Basics.  Captain Greg hosted four Fishing Basics seminars at Omro Elementary for over one hundred and sixty students where they learned about the equipment and skills needed to begin fishing through an interactive seminar!!  They learned; safety while fishing, spin cast and spinning fishing combos, how to cast safely and accurately, simple fishing presentations,…

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The Ike Foundation® attended the Bassmaster Classic this past weekend in Greenville, SC. Attendance was record setting with almost 155,000 people enjoying the Outdoor Expo. Many children joined their parents to walk the halls of the Greenville Convention Center, scooping up fishing items; rods, reels, tackle, etc. but most importantly to spot a Bassmaster Elite series Pro. As Jason Christie was fishing Lake Hartwell and securing his place in history as a Bassmaster Classic Champion, Mike Iaconelli and The Ike…

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