Spencer Deutz Holds Kids Fishing Clinic in Tolna, ND
February 18th, 2017 marked the third annual Tolna, ND Volunteer Fire
Department Ice Fishing Tournament on Stump Lake in North Dakota. Due to the incredible February weather, 495 adults and kids stepped on the ice and tried their luck at placing in the top three for the largest walleye, perch or northern. Fishing hours were from 10am-2pm and fish were being weighed in consistently over the four hour time period.
Following the tournament, the kids ventured off the ice and over to the Tolna City Hall where National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) member Spencer
Deutz #552 was setting up for the first annual kids fishing clinic at this event. As the kids entered the City Hall, they started filling up the chairs in anticipation for the 3pm start t
The clinic kicked off with a slide showing two kids sitting on the end of the dock with the quote, “Memories Are Not Made Playing Video Games.” All 35 kids in attendance agreed that in 10 years they would remember a big fish they caught better than beating their buddy in a game of Mario Cart. Spencer also educated th
e kids on keeping their waterways clean of aquatic nuisance species (ANS), on the water safety, fish identification, proper equipment and much more. Following the clinic, each kid received an ice fishing combination, an invasive species educational book and a future pro t-shirt all courtesy of the NPAA Future Angler Foundation.
For more information about the event, contact Spencer Deutz @ 701-361-2521.