Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2025 at The Alliant Energy Center

Capt. Greg Karch

Fishing Basics 101

Fishing Basics 101 uses an interactive approach to introduce people to the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing.  This seminar is perfect for families, youth and adults.  You will learn: safety while fishing, how to use a spin cast and spinning fishing combo, how to cast accurately and safely, different basic fishing presentations, how to tie a Clinch and Palomar knot, fish identification, live and artificial baits we use to fish, keeping a fishing journal and so much more. First 75 youth 16 and under will receive a spin cast fishing combo thanks to the NPAA and Future Angler Foundation.

Advanced Fishing Basics

Advanced Fishing Basics builds upon the skills and equipment learned in the Fishing Basics seminar. This seminar uses an interactive approach and is perfect for families, adults and youth.  In this seminar you will learn: safety while fishing, how to use a bait caster and line counter reel, different presentations such as jigging, trolling and crawler harnesses, how locators work, how to utilize lake/river maps along with a discussion on where and when to find fish, how to properly net a fish, how to fillet a fish along with ways to cook fish, Aquatic Invasive Species message of Clean Drain Dry and so much more. The first 75 youth 16 and under will receive a mini tackle box with tackle.  All attendees at seminar will be in a drawing for a Pflueger President Medium Spinning Fishing Combo, Abu Garcia Vengeance Bait Caster MH Fishing Combo, or a pair of Off Shore Tackle Company Boards with Tattle Flags.  Thanks to Learn 2 Fish With Us sponsors.

After fishing professionally for walleye and guiding on Lake Winnebago and Green Bay for many many years, Karch wanted to give back to the sport of fishing.  In 2009 he formed Learn 2 Fish With Us, their mission is: “Grow the sport of fishing by educating and inspiring beginner and experienced anglers.” He does this through FREE fishing clinics that are hosted across Midwest states.  He teaches families, youth and adults on all the skills and equipment needed to begin fishing.  He has a variety of seminars which include Fishing Basics, Ice Fishing Basics, Advanced Fishing Basics, Walleye Fishing and Pan Fishing.  Thanks to his great sponsors, each year they give away at least fifteen thousand in fishing equipment to attendees of their fishing clinics. To date, he has hosted nearly three hundred fishing clinics and has educated over fifty thousand people to the great sport of fishing.  To learn more about Learn 2 Fish With Us or have myself host a FREE fishing clinic for you group, organization or school, email CaptainGreg@Learn2FishWithUs.com or visit our website at www.Learn2FishWithUs.com or Facebook page at @Learn2FishWithUs.

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