Colin Belle, of Hobie Fishing Team and Paddle and Trail, has started a new group called Midwest Kayak Anglers. So far 44 people have joined up since it was started in February of this year. If you are someone who enjoys kayak fishing or are just getting into it, this group is a great way to meet other kayak anglers. This is not a fishing club. There are no commitments or cost in joing the group. The way it works is simple: Colin, or other members of the group suggest a get together of some kind and if it's something you're interested in you attend. If not, don't go. So far he has organized several events including Kayak Fishing Milwaukee Harbor, Rod Building Class, and Salmon Trolling Techniques From Around Lake Michigan just to name a few. This may be a good way to meet other anglers and introduce them to the ISA. The group is sponsored by Tackle Grab and Paddle and Trail who offer discounts if you are a member of the group. Check it out.
Learn how to "Gear Up and Head Out" on to the wilderness with free fishing seminars hosted by Paddle and Trail.
"Fishing and Paddling the Sylvania Wilderness " with Mike Donovan.
This will be a clinic for fisherman who have always wanted to do a Wilderness Fishing Trip but don’t know how to go about doing it. Mike has done several fishing trips to the Sylvania Wilderness, located in Northern Wisconsin near Land 'O Lakes. You’ll learn all you need to know to plan your first Wilderness fishing adventure. Preparing and planning your trip; Places to go and permits needed; Gear you’ll need, and how to pack.
When: SAT. March 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Loves Park store
This is a free clinic, but has limited seating. You must call 815-636-9066 to reserve your spot.
Coming back for year three on July 27, 2013 in Aurora, IL! The River Bassin Challenge is a unique conservation minded, paddle-powered or shoreline only fishing event, with a catch-measure-photo-release format that promotes sustainability within the environment. Anglers can fish in rivers or streams in a large region of Northern Illinois (see map) beginning at dawn the day of the tournament. Measure and take photo of your fish and release it back into the water for future generations to enjoy. After spending the day fishing on their choice of waters, anglers check-in at Paddle and Trail of Aurora at 4pm with anglers submitting photos of their best 3 fish on a camera memory card. Enjoy some food and drink and share stories while we wait for the results. Cash and product prizes in all divisions. Youth, Team and Individual divisions.