Fishing Klinics for Kids Basic Fishing Program Successful in Rockford, MN

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Fishing Klinics for Kids Basic Fishing Program Successful in Rockford, MN

NPAA Member News
Published September 30, 2015

On August 12th 2015, Jim Wedell, NPAA # 895, hosted a fishing seminar at the Rockford Community Education for grades 2-6.
The event covered skills and information in the morning and actual fishing on a pontoon in the afternoon.
The morning helped children understand safety, Clean Drain and Dry, where to fish, how to fish, kinds of rods and reels, simple contour map reading, fish ID, types of clothing to wear, catch & release,  types of bobbers, types of bait, etc.
All kids went to the gym and practiced casting at plastic fish and then learned how to tie a fishing knot.
After lunch, everyone went out on the pontoon and caught fish. It was a warm day with kids catching and releasing at least 15 pan fish per person.
FKFK would like to thank NPAA for the Shakespeare rod and reel combos, camouflage water bottles, DNR posters, etc. They really surprised and interested the kids.
Author: Spencer Deutz

Winner of the 2011 Masters Walleye Circuit Father/Son Team of the Year, qualifying for the Cabelas National Team Championship in 2012 and also qualifying for the Masters Walleye Circuit World Walleye Championship in 2012 and 2014

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