40 Young Anglers Turn Out for an Afternoon of Learning

40 Young Anglers Turn Out for an Afternoon of Learning NPAA Member  Articles Published September 16, 2014 After the weigh-in of the Koep’s Walleye Challenge NPAA Members Jim Peters #323, Shaun Zenzen #796, Scott Ludwig # 632 and Nancy Koep # 323 put on a “Future Angler” fishing clinic for 40 young attendees.  “What a great turn out we had for our clinic, the weather was wonderful and the kids were eager to…

North Dakota Nine-year-old Catches Possible World Record Goldeye

A nine-year-old angler in North Dakota recently reeled in what may be the largest goldeye ever caught on rod and reel. According to valleynewslive.com, Brayden Selzler landed the four-pound, 12-ounce goldeye from Lake Audubon last week, crushing the previous state record. Selzler said he has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a fishing rod, but he was not familiar with goldeyes. In fact, the boy said he…

Josh Olson #682 Presents Take Me Fishing Clinic

National Professional Anglers Association member Josh Olson (#682) held a two-part kid’s fishing workshop entitled “Take Me Fishing” for 26 fourth grade students at Mott-Regent Elementary School in Mott, North Dakota. Throughout this presentation, Olson taught the students about the importance of fishing being a fun family experience and one they should enjoy doing together. In part one of his presentation, Olson taught about boat and water safety, where he…

2014 State Fish Art Winners Released

Wildlife Forever is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 State-Fish Art Contest presented by FLW.  A diverse panel of fish biologists, artists, writers and honorary judges selected 152 art winners from a field of thousands to be “the best of the best” in their state and grade category.  The leaping Guadalupe bass below titled “Texas Treasure” won 1st Place in Georgia for Grades 7-9! The “Fish Make You…

Crappie Contest a Backdrop for a NPAA Future Angler Clinic

NPAA members Jeff Otis #621 and Jim Peters #106 hosted a “Future Angler” Clinic at the Lions Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest on April 26th. Despite cold damp weather numerous young future anglers learned about: water safety, how to identify fish, knot tying, and Aquatic Invasive Species prevention (Clean, Drain and Dry). This is the second annual event hosted by the Minnetonka Lions Club. This years event was another huge success….

110 Kids Attend Future Angler Event hosted by FM Walleyes!

On Saturday April 26, FM Walleyes Unlimited, INC., Courts Plus Fitness Center in Fargo, ND, and the NPAA Future Anglers Foundation teamed up to host a Future Angler Event. In fewer than 24 hours, registration numbers jumped from 26 to 110 thanks to press releases and television media exposure in via local media channels. The clinic consisted of kids learning to tie fishing knots, catch backyard bass, view minnows in…

NPAA Member Koep Teaches Young Anglers the Basics

On Saturday April 5th, NPAA Member Nancy Koep # 323 conducted a fishing clinic at the Pope County Expo entitled ‘Fishing 101, the Basics for Kids’. ‘This was the first year I was asked to be a part of the Expo, so I was really not sure what to expect’, says Koep. She was very pleased with the outcome, and had 27 kids in attendance. Koep covered many topics, including…