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Fargo, ND – 7.18.23 – The spirit of fishing and conservation came alive at the Yamaha Outboards Youth and Family Fishing Clinic, held at SCHEELS in Fargo. Organized by Yamaha Pro Angler Spencer Deutz, the event inspires and educates young anglers about fishing as a sport and the importance of preserving our waterways. Youngsters learned fish identification, on-the-water safety, the best locations to fish during the different seasons, selective harvest, and how to stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species.
Future anglers also received hands-on guidance into bait identification, various casting techniques, and also toured Deutz’s Ranger 620FS Pro Powered by a Yamaha F300XCB.
Kids also took part in Project Tikka Mino, a project where kids design their own Tikka Mino on a blank coloring page. At the end of the year, Deutz will choose 10 winners and the project sponsor, Clam Outdoors will manufacture an exact replica of the winning design. The Tikka Mino is a one-piece, jigging minnow, an industry first for Clam Pro Tackle, and is designed for vertical presentation to rip fish through ice or open water.
As an added incentive to attend a youth clinic at SCHEELS, each young angler will have an opportunity to write an essay on what they learned during the event. At the end of the season, the winner will be chosen and the selected youth will join Jason Mitchell to film an episode of Jason Mitchell Outdoors.
At the end of the clinic, each youth angler walked away with a brand-new rod and reel combination, courtesy of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF). This gift ensures that the young anglers have the necessary tools to pursue their passion and continue their journey into the world of fishing.
Spencer Deutz, Yamaha Outboards, SCHEELS, National Professional Anglers Association and the Future Angler Foundation extend their sincere gratitude to all the youth, their families, and the community for their support in making this Youth Fishing Clinic a resounding success.
About Spencer Deutz
Spencer Deutz is a Yamaha Outboards professional angler with decades of experience in the sport. He has a passion for fishing and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others. Deutz has competed in local, regional, and national fishing tournaments but more importantly has organized and hosted over 100 youth and family fishing clinics with the goal to grow the sport through education and outreach. Deutz’s Sponsors Include: Yamaha Outboards, SCHEELS of Fargo, Ranger Boats, Luther Family Buick GMC of Fargo-Moorhead, Blackfish Gear, Optima Batteries, VisionBANK, Moritz Sport and Marine, Off Shore Tackle Company, Northland Tackle, and Airwave Pedestal.