For the fourth year, Yamaha Outboards Pro Angler Spencer Deutz and his wife Carley hosted their annual National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF) Youth and Family Fishing Clinic in Moose Lake, MN. The community of Moose Lake welcomed the duo with open arms to educate their youth on fishing and the outdoors.
With space reserved at the community farmers market, this clinic has always been well attended due to the large amount of weekend traffic. At 10am, all 41 kids who pre-registered, checked in and headed upstairs to the conference room of the hockey rink. Spencer presented an interactive seminar where kids learned about aquatic nuisance species (ANS), fish identification, on the water safety, and much more.
Following the seminar, the future anglers headed outside where they split up into four groups. They rotated though 10-minute stations learning different casting techniques while catching backyard bass. They also had the opportunity to view minnows through an underwater camera, learned how to tie various fishing knots and the main attraction was getting a tour of Spencer’s 2021 Ranger 620PRO powered by a 2021 Yamaha F300XCA.
Following the clinic, each participant was given a rod/reel combination and a future angler t-shirt courtesy of the NPAA FAF.
Deutz, the NPAA, and the FAF would like to thank the community of Moose Lake for allowing use of their facilities. Since 2010, Deutz has hosted over 80 kids’ clinics and is dedicated to making a significant impact on the sport through education and outreach.
Volunteers for the event included Carley Deutz, Joe Paulseth, Vicki Radzak, Lisa Anderson-Reed, Dane Lavinski, TJ Johansson, Caleb Bautch and Conrad Ross. For more information about taking part in the future angler program, contact Spencer Deutz at 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.