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Catch Your Moment Foundation Hosts Take-a-Kid Fishing Event in Northern Minnesota

 

Catch Your Moment Foundation Hosts Take-a-Kid Fishing Event in Northern Minnesota

The weather conditions were perfect for a beautiful morning on the water in Northern Minnesota. Minnesota hosts an annual Take-a-Kid Fishing event every June, and this year, the event fell over the June 8th weekend. Located north of the city of Duluth, MN, is a 110-year-old reservoir called Fish Lake, where this year's event took place at Hi Banks Resort.

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2024 Camp Courageous of Iowa/NRG Media Fisheree at Pleasant Creek Lake

2024 Camp Courageous of Iowa/NRG Media Fisheree at Pleasant Creek Lake

On June 8th, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Walleye Club, for the 3rd consecutive year, hosted the Camp Courageous/NRG Media Fisheree at Pleasant Creek Lake near Palo, Iowa.  The event is sponsored by NRG Media (105.7 FM; 107.9 FM; 1540 AM; 107.3 FM) as a fund raiser for Camp Courageous of Iowa (https://campcourageous.org/).  This year the CRANDIC Club partnered with the Future Angler Foundation and the National Professional Anglers Association to add a conservation ethics clinic and distribute rod/reel combos and tshirts for the youthful participants including 2 busloads of campers from Camp Courageous.  The morning was spent weighing bluegills and crappies as the anglers competed for prizes and swag from the many sponsors and supporters of the event.  Over 40 kids and more than 50 adults participated in the events as NRG’s stable of on-air personalities took turns live broadcasting the event across their 4 area stations.  The event was supported by CRANDIC Walleye Club president Dave Nichols(#153) and Secretary Terry Hora (#767)

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Get This Proven Fish Catching Bait Today

Get This Proven Fish Catching Bait Today

SUICIDE SHAD

The Suicide Shad has established itself as a reliable fish catcher. Its tail design ensures it swims true at any retrieval speed. Our hand-painted color schemes feature a forked tail for added realism, and the solid head enhances durability. The split belly design accommodates various rigs, whether it's a weighted hook, swim jig, or our Swimbait Head. Available in three sizes: 3.5″ (5 pack), 5″ (4 pack), and 7″ (2 pack), with over 20 fish-catching color patterns.

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Yamaha Pro Angler Spencer Deutz Educates Youth Anglers during SCHEELS Fish Fest Week

Yamaha Pro Angler Spencer Deutz Educates Youth Anglers during SCHEELS Fish Fest Week 

[Fargo, ND, 4.30.24] –Yamaha Pro Angler Spencer Deutz teamed up with SCHEELS of Fargo to inspire and educate young anglers in the first of five fishing clinics of the season at SCHEELS. The event was held during SCHEELS Fish Fest Week, a two-day event where fisherman can score early season savings on fishing tackle and equipment. The clinic attracted 54 future anglers eager to learn about fishing, from Deutz who shared an interactive experience covering essential topics such as water safety, fish identification techniques, strategies for preserving our waterways from Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS), and much more. Deutz's presentation not only focused on honing fishing skills but also emphasized the importance of environmental stewardship. Through engaging demonstrations and discussions, participants gained a deeper understanding of their role in preserving the natural habitats of fish species specifically preventing the spread of Zebra Muscles. "I believe it's crucial to instill a sense of responsibility and respect for nature in the next generation of anglers," Deutz remarked. "Events like these provide the perfect platform to impart these values while fostering a lifelong passion for fishing."A highlight of the event was "Project Tikka Mino," where the youth anglers learned to create their own customized fishing lures. The project allowed them to explore their creative abilities while gaining an understanding of lure design principles. At the end of the season, 10 winners will be chosen and their drawings will be converted as an exact match on to an actual Tikka Mino fishing lure. Each youth angler received a Yamaha hat, t-shirt and a complimentary rod and reel combination courtesy of the National Professional Anglers Association Future Angler Foundation (NPAA) Future Angler Foundation (FAF).Spencer Deutz, Yamaha Outboards, SCHEELS, National Professional Anglers Association and the Future Angler Foundation thanked all participants, their families, and the community for their support in supporting the clinics and youth fishing throughout the area. The event paves the way for a brighter future for fishing and conservation efforts in our region.About Spencer DeutzSpencer Deutz is a Yamaha Outboards professional angler with more than 20 years of experience in the sport. He has a passion for fishing and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others. Deutz has competed in local, regional, and national fishing tournaments but more importantly has organized and hosted over 100 youth and family fishing clinics with the goal to grow the sport through education and outreach. Deutz’s Sponsors Include: Yamaha Outboards, SCHEELS of Fargo, Ranger Boats, Luther Family Buick GMC of Fargo-Moorhead, Blackfish Gear, Optima Batteries, VisionBANK, Moritz Sport and Marine, Off Shore Tackle Company and Airwave Pedestal.

Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

Whitewater Fishing’s new Wool Fingerless Glove and Knit Logo Beanie poised to handle any spring weather surprises. 

 

 

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Hard To Beat Jigs & Blades

Hard To Beat Jigs & Blades 

Two must-have armaments for the spring walleye run

 

 

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Wild Foraging

Wild Foraging 

On the hunt for morels, fiddlehead ferns, and ramps

 

 

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The Tiniest TATULA

The Tiniest TATULA

DAIWA adds a second Bait Finesse baitcaster – new TATULA BF70 – to its expanding collection.

 

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Motor City Walleyes

Motor City Walleyes

Tips and tricks learned on the Detroit River can play into your walleye fishing hand.

 

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The Clean Power Backbone

The Clean Power Backbone

Connect-Ease® GRAPH POWER® kits offer anglers plug & play solutions for rigging today’s advanced fishing electronics and the brightest, cleanest imaging possible

Prior Lake, MN (April 17, 2024) – We’ve all been there—either standing at the boat dealer wondering if we should have a professional rigger install all the new fishing electronics we purchased—do it ourselves in the garage—or convince friends to help who might know a lot more about rigging than we do…

 No matter what category you fall into, there’s a boat rigging system that reduces labor costs with dealer services or professional riggers, on our own in the shop, or with buddies who’ve rigged more boats than maybe we have. And no more trips to the hardware store to find components they probably don’t have in the first place.


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Dial In Prespawn Bass Now

Dial In Prespawn Bass Now

2024 Classic 4th place finisher, Jay Przekurat, shares tips for more early spring bass

 

MUSKEGON, MI (April 13, 2024) – 24-year-old Wisconsin-based tournament bass pro, Jay Przekurat, finished fourth at the recent 2024 Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake O’ The Cherokees near Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

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After the Eclipse

After the Eclipse

Sun back in full posture, Whitewater Fishing proudly rolls out the new Rays Performance Hoodie.

 

MUSKEGON, MI (April 9, 2024) – To make it in the competitive world of dedicated fishing wear, you better have something special. And that’s what Whitewater Fishing has done since producing hits like the Tamer Jacket and Bibs, Torque Heated Vest, new Great Lakes Pro Jacket and Bibs, and others. 

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Best Bait Container You’ll Ever Own

Best Bait Container You’ll Ever Own

EGO’s Soft Side Bait Cooler/Bucket is a life saver for bait and insurance policy for your investment.

 

Caldwell, ID (April 8, 2024) – Fresh live bait is sometimes the only path to fishing success – hard stop. As much as we like throwing the latest and greatest soft plastics and hardbaits, there are instances when live bait will outproduce 10 to 1. 

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Purposeful Yet Casual

Purposeful Yet Casual

Blocker Outdoors’ new Fused Cotton Hoodie offers quality, comfort, and technology at the right price.

 

MUSKEGON, MI (January 1, 2024) - $40 will get you decent logo-wear from every brand under the sun. But beyond the marketing and branding exercise are you getting function along with the form? Likely not. In the case of the new Fused Cotton Hoodie, Blocker considered field performance first, and then made it sweet looking. 

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Canary in the Coalmine

Canary in the Coalmine

Recent move made by a state agency signals next-level concerns over forward-facing and 360-degree sonar.

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Top Tournament Performers Have Something in Common

Top Tournament Performers Have Something in Common

Five of the top 12 finishers at the 2024 Bassmaster Classic are NPAA members; “no coincidence” says President, Pat Neu 

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A Chance to Make KVD’s Last Ride, Your New Ride

A Chance to Make KVD’s Last Ride, Your New Ride

Enter the VanDam Victory Lap sweepstakes to win Kevin VanDam’s tournament-used boat.

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Marine Batteries – But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Marine Batteries – But Were Afraid To Ask

 

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Ladies Nailed Peacock Bass at South Florida Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Freshwater University, March 2, 2024    Ladies came from all over Florida and as far away as Maryland to learn skills and release fish at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” freshwat

Ladies Nailed Peacock Bass at South Florida Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Freshwater University, March 2, 2024

  
Ladies came from all over Florida and as far away as Maryland to learn skills and release fish at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” freshwater fishing seminar with guided fishing on March 2 at Bass Pro Shops Dania Beach, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the educational event offered classroom instruction, conservation, hands-on fishing activities, networking, a guided fishing experience from land and gifts. The featured speaker was Michael Coleman.
In two hours of fishing, participants released ten fish including peacock and largemouth bass as well is cichlids.  
  The program offered rod and reel basics, lure usage, casting techniques, fish retrieval, release, strategy and conservation, hands-on fishing skill practice for rod rigging, spin casting, releasing, fish fighting techniques and an on-water fishing experience.
“I came to learn so I could fish with my son,” commented Tawni Blambie of Hollywood, FL. 
 Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Vamos a Pescar, Mercury, Magic Tilt trailers, Shearwater Boats, Power-Pole, Penn, TACO Metals, Lowrance, Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, ICOM, CCA Florida STAR, Bob’s Machine Shop, AFTCO, Costa, Smith Optics, Frogg Toggs, Hubbards Marina, Star Brite, Future Angler Foundation and Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation. Top donors are Yeti, Fishing Headquarters, Engel, AO Coolers, Big Rock Sports Conservation Foundation, Egret Baits/Vudu, Hobie Eyewear, Canoe Outpost, Flying Fisherman, Pelagic Gear, Flanigans, Guy Harvey, TTI Blakemore, The Fish Grip, Engel, Danco, Flambeau, Guy Harvey and Outpost Resorts, FishBites and Brella. Supporters and other contributors are listed on the website.
  Participants must register in advance for all events online at www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.  
2024 LLGF upcoming events, with optional or included fishing are: 
March 23-24 South Gulf Coast Saltwater Weekend Inshore Seminar Fort Myers, FL 
April 19-21, 2024 Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 17-19, 2024 Keys Fishing Learning on the Water Islamorada, FL
Sept. 20-21, 2024 Guy Harvey Outpost Bass Seminar & Tournament Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL
Oct. 18-20 2024 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar and fishing Islamorada, FL 
Nov. 23-24, 2024 St. Augustine Surf Fishing Academy Guy Harvey Resort
Additional: Several Virtual Meetings and more events are in the works. 
  Contact: Phone: (954) 475-9068; [email protected]; www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing.           
 
 
About “Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
The Ladies, Let's Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. Known as the "No-Yelling School of Fishing," LLGF conducts weekend, immersion-based educational programs in multiple regions of Florida with classroom presentations, hands-on practice, networking and an option to fish from boats or land, depending on the venue. No equipment or experience is necessary. The organization also offers fishing experiences and international trips.
 
Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. The effort is supported by sponsors and donors. Both Bauman and the University series are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more. More details are on https://ladiesletsgofishing.com

Award-Winning Women’s Fishing and Outdoors Podcast Announces New 2024 Season

Award-Winning Women’s Fishing and Outdoors Podcast Announces New 2024 Season

 

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