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Future Anglers Learn About Safety at National Walleye Tour Event In Escanaba

Future Anglers Learn About Safety at National Walleye Tour Event In Escanaba NPAA Member News Published September 10, 2014 The NPAA held its third Future Angler Clinic of the year for the National Walleye Tour on Saturday August 30 in  Escanaba, MI following the final day weigh in.  An estimated 125 young anglers were in attendance, accompanied by their parents.  Marianne Huskey took the stage and talked to both the kids and the parents…

Rain and Sleet Didn’t Stop These Future Anglers!

Rain and Sleet Didn’t Stop These Future Anglers! NPAA Member  Articles Published September 15, 2014 September 12th, 2014 Cass Lake, MN-The Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) headed to Cass Lake, MN for the second to last stop of the regular season. Day 1 of the event was accompanied with low 50 degree temperatures, rain and sleet but that didn’t stop the Future Angler Event to be held following the weigh-in.  Seven brave Future Pro…

WWA Youth Fishing Association Hosts Fishing Clinic

WWA Youth Fishing Association Hosts Fishing Clinic NPAA Tournament  Partner Published September 15, 2014 NPAA members Theresa Meade #161 and Joe Baron #220 hosted the WWA’s Youth Fishing and Family Day held on August 17th in Antioch, Illinois. Other NPAA members participating were Willy O’Connell, #377 and Jim McDonald, #416.  The day saw 65 youths fishing from boats in a real tournament setting.  WWA club members and volunteers were ready for sign up…

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…

Future Anglers Foundation’s Board of Directors to Teach New Anglers

With a snappy new website to communicate this organization’s mission to grow the sport of fishing through education and outreach, the Future Angler Foundation’s board of directors shows they are solidly in place. Meet the team who pulled this 501c3 non-profit together over the last 12 months and have it poised for success heading into ICAST Patrick Neu — President and co-founder, outdoor market consultant and the Executive Director of…

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…