Published May 12th, 2019
For the third year in a row, Yamaha Pro Angler Spencer Deutz held a National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF) Youth and Family Fishing Clinic at Elevate Human Potential in Moorhead, MN.
To start the event off, Deutz had the youth anglers participate in an interactive seminar where they learned fish identification, water safety, the best places to fish during the different seasons, selective harvest and how to stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species. Spencer once again introduced Project Future Angler.
Project Future Angler is sponsored by Yamaha Outboards and with this, one young aspiring fisherman or woman will win a trip to the 2020 NPAA Annual Conference held January 3rd-4th in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The winner will have the opportunity to meet the best professional walleye anglers in the country as well as receive their own customized professional fishing jersey. Also included will be a NPAA Future Angler membership, conference fees, two nights lodging and a $100 gas stipend. To enter the giveaway, the future angler must write an essay on what they learned during the clinic and how they can help stop the spread of ANS. Essays will be sent to Spencer and the winner will be chosen early November.
After the seminar, the future anglers split up into groups. The groups rotated through stations where they learned different casting techniques to catch Backyard Bass. They also had the chance to view minnows through an underwater camera and learned how to tie different fishing knots.
Following the clinic, each participant was given a rod/reel combination and a future angler t-shirt courtesy of the National Professional Anglers Associations (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF).
Deutz, the NPAA and the FAF would like to thank Elevate Human Potential for granting the use of their facilities to host this event. Deutz’s goal is to educate over 600 kids in 2019. Since 2010, Deutz has hosted over 70 clinics and believes he can make a significant impact on the sport through education and outreach.
Volunteers for the event included: Ron Deutz, Chris Holte and Joy Solum. For more information, contact Spencer Deutz @ 701-361-2521
Deutz’s Sponsors Include: Yamaha Outboards, 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.