School of Fish, the leader in fishing education, recently completed its fourth year of hosting fishing classes for kids and their parents and other adults across the Midwest. School of Fish taught 29 open-water Schools in 2016 graduating 475 “water-ready” kids and 231 adults.
Started in Alexandria, MN in 2013 as an open-water fishing class, School of Fish was very well received and, due to requests, added ON ICE that fall. Since then, a rod-building class and Walleye School offering have been added to the curriculum offerings as well.
School of Fish has now taught 116 Schools in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and South Dakota and has graduated 2399 kids and 497 adults in its existence!
“We had another great year with our open water Schools, but also with the additions of Rod Building and Walleye Schools,” stated Mike Frisch, one of the program’s founders. “Our goal continues to be to provide kids and adults with the knowledge, skills, and equipment they need to get their fishing careers started. And, just as importantly, to excite them about our sport,” he continued.
Frisch also lauded the program’s sponsors in helping grow the School of Fish. “Our supporters see the value in exposing kids and their families to fishing and the great outdoors and their continued support allows us to provide quality classes and good fishing equipment to help get their fishing careers off to great starts,” Frisch concluded.
Cabela’s, Northland Fishing Tackle, Soderholm Insurance, KLN Family Brands, Barrel O’ Fun, Larson FX Boats, Evinrude, ShoreMaster, Boomerang Marine & Sports, Raymarine, Artie’s Bait and Tackle, Fish On Kids Books are 2016 open-water sponsors.
To learn more about the School of Fish visit fishingthemidwest.com and select the icon to be directed to the webpage. Once there, visitors can see the upcoming schedule as well as view an information video to learn more about the program.
School of Fish is currently adding ON ICE classes for this fall and winter and, is also scheduling 2017 open-water classes. Contact [email protected] for more information.