Thanks Ron for donating 60 books for Spartan Angling! This is a great book and will be used as class curriculum for many years to come! The book provides hands on tactics on many Minnesota species and several other angling tips!
Archives for May 2019
Students spent an afternoon fishing at Luke Adam’s cabin! Memories were made and fish were caught and released!
Luke, I usually don’t read Greg Clusiau’s fishing report in the Scenic Range News mostly because I don’t fish but what caught my eye in the last issue was some students holding a huge fish. I could tell by the expression on their faces what fun they were having. I’m a 1973 graduate of Greenway High, move to Colorado 45 years ago and for some reason still get the Scenic Range News delivered to me. Once I saw that picture I had to read the article at which point I started to cry. Here was a teacher who took the time to load some students in a vehicle and drive them to Baudette MN which is far away even if you live close, on a cold spring day, to spend the night without internet/cell phone service and somehow told them they were going to have fun and they believed it. Right!!! But they did have fun. So much so that they will never forget that trip & will re-tell it a thousand times. When I was in, then junior high school, Cliff Wold was a teacher of mine. He operated a canoe outfitting service in Ely MN. I was selected as a student to work for Cliff to earn some money off a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters. I will never forget that trip or the others I took. There were around 14 of us & we fished, we cooked over an open fire, we swam, we portaged canoe’s across many islands but mostly we had fun!!! I want to say thank you for taking these students on a similar excursion. It isn’t often I read stories like this but I was so moved by your article I decided I had to help. This trip has to continue annually. Once these students go home and tell their fellow students what a great time they had students will be lining up to go. Please respond to this email & let me know who & to what organization I can contribute some monetary funds to. Thank you thank you thank you.
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Spartan Angling presented lure types and had a fishing station at the 5th Grade Itasca Waters Summit for area schools in Grand Rapids. Hundreds of students attended, and it was a great day for everyone!
If you are interested in learning more, donating time, money, or resources, please contact:
Luke Adam–e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, 218.969.5517
P.O. Box 305, Keewatin, MN 55753
Using knowledge of fish behavior and migratory patterns, students created lake hot spot maps showing potential locations for fish species. Students analyzed gill/trap net data and studied fish habitat for each species. Other features include landings, contours, or vegetation.
Students investigate gill net data from various lakes and draw conclusions on size structure, health of a lake, and fish species present to target for angling. Students also learned about survey methods such as gill and trap nets.
Here are some examples of things we do while in class…..
Spartan Angling Students Fall ’19
Favorite Species–Northern Pike/Bass
Big Catches– 27 inch pike
Favorite Brands– Rapala and Korda
Quote– I go fishing not to find myself, but to lose myself!
Favorite Species–Northern Pike, Walleye, Bass
Big Catches–Not yet
Favorite Brands–Rapala, Ugly Stik, and Berkley
Quote–Ice fishing does offer a maximum of exercise and labor for a minimum of pleasure and excitement!
Favorite Species–Bass and Walleye
Big Catches–3 lb bass
Favorite Brands–Lews, Raplala, Spiderwire
Quote–A bad day can be made better by fishing time!
Big Catches–Not Yet
Favorite Brands–Berkley, Bio Bait, Northland Fishing Tackle
Quote–I only fish in days that end in “y”.
Favorite Species–Northern Pike
Big Catches–32 inch northern pike
Favorite Brands–Rapala, Berkley, and Cabelas
Quote–I fish because I love the outdoors and scenery!
Favorite Species–Catfish, Walleye, Rock Bass
Big Catches–15 inch bass
Favorite Brands–Zebco, Shakespeare, and VMC
Quote–I like fish!
Favorite Species–Walleye, Crappie, and Northern Pike
Big Catches–28 inch walleye
Favorite Brands–Fenwick, Lews, and Vexilar
Quote–I support catch and eat!
Favorite Species–Walleye, Northern, and Muskie
Big Catches–54 inch muskie, 31 inch walleye
Favorite Brands–Vexilar, Alumacraft, and Lews
Quote–I’m sorry I wasn’t listening to the math problem, I was thinking of where I’m going to anchor down after school.
Favorite Species–Bass, Muskie, and Sturgeon
Big Catches–5 pound bass, 54 inch sturgeon, and 46 inch muskie
Favorite Brands–Lews, Strikeking, and 13
Quote–A man’s last cast is like a woman’s 5 minutes.
Favorite Species–Bass and Walleye
Big Catches–6 pound, 13 oz largemouth, 6 pound 15 oz smallmouth, and 32 3/4 inch walleye
Favorite Brands–Daiwa, Elliot Rods, and Outcast Tackle
Quote–I fish for hours to hold a bass for seconds.
Favorite Species–Walleye, Bass, and Northern
Big Catches–37.5 northern, 27 inch walleye, and 4.5 pound bass
Favorite Brands–Ugly Stik, 13, and G-Loomis
Quote–It’s fish-o-clock somewhere!
Favorite Species–Bass and walleye
Big Catches–6 pound 2 ounce largemouth
Favorite Brands–13, UFO bait company, Spro
Quote–Don’t ask me why I am hooked on fishing, ask yourself why you are not!
Favorite Species–Rainbow Trout and bass
Big Catches–Not Yet
Favorite Brands–Ugly Stik
Spartan Angling, Spring ’19
Favorite Species–walleye, pike, and sturgeon
Big Catches–59 inch sturgeon, 35 inch northern pike
Favorite Brands–Berkley, Terminator Lures, and Rapala
Quote: “Of course I am talking to myself when I am fishing; sometimes I need expert advice!”
Favorite Species–largemouth bass and sturgeon
Big Catches–6 pound largemouth bass and 3 pound smallmouth bass
Favorite Brands–Yum, River 2 Sea, Favorite Rods and Shimano Reels
Quote: “I eat, sleep, and breathe fishing….that’s what I do!”
Favorite Species: Crappies and Panfish
Big Catches: Not Yet!
Favorite Brands: Vexilar, Northland Tackle, Strikemaster
Quote: “It’s still fun, even if you don’t catch anything!”
Favorite Species: Bass, Northern, and Walleye
Big Catches: 7 pound, 13 oz largemouth, 6 pound, 6 oz smallmouth, 21 pound northern pike
Favorite Brands: Rapala, Terminator, and Shimano Reels
Quote: “The only Fisherman you should try to be better than is the fisherman you were yesterday!”
Favorite Species: Bass, Panfish, and Walleye
Big Catch: 22 inch largemouth bass
Favorite Brands: Terminator, Rapala, and Bio Baits
Quote: “If you don’t like fishing, then you probably don’t like me.”
Favorite Species: Northern, Crappie, and Bass
Big Catch: Not Yet
Favorite Brands: Rapala, Terminator, and Bio Baits
Quote: “Fishing is life!”
Favorite Specie: Walleye
Big Catches: 6 pound walleye
Favorite Brands: Rapala, Terminator, and VMC
Quote: “Sorry I missed your call, I was on the other line!”
Favorite Specie: Largemouth Bass
Big Catches: Not Yet
Favorite Brands: Yum, Rapala, and Spiderwire
Quote: “I got 99 problems and fishing solves all of them.”
Fish Species: Crappies
Big Catches: Not yet!
Favorite Brands: 13 Rods, Berkley, and Bio Baits
Quote: “Take someone fishing, you feed them for the day. Teach a person how to fish, you can feed them for life.”
Fish Species: Crappies, Northern and Walleye
Big Catches: 9 pound northern pike
Favorite Brands: Rapala, Suffix, and Terminator
Quote: “I only fish on days that end in y.”
Fish Species: Crappies, Northern, and Largemouth Bass
Big Catches: 17 inch crappie
Favorite Brands: Rapala, Berkley, and Clam
Quote: “I don’t go fishing to escape my life; I go fishing to live my life!”
A huge thank you to L and M in Grand Rapids and Eric Porterfield for helping Spartan Angling establish a ice and summer fishing lending program. We have rods, reels, tackle, locators, flashers, ice houses, augers, tip ups and a huge assortment of tackle to catch fish!