The Michigan HS Bass Fishing Clinic hosted by Wyandotte Bass was held over the weekend. There were over 100 people in attendance for the clinic. Six speakers including Lew’s pro staffer John Maniaci spoke about everything from finesse and power fishing techniques to safety and etiquette on the water. Kyle Jump, a local college angler, spoke to the group about college fishing opportunities in the state. Eight Lew’s Mach I rod and reel combos were raffled out to lucky anglers after the show. The Michigan HS Bass Fishing Clinic wouldn’t have been as successful without the help of industry support from great companies such as Lew’s.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Jan. 12, 2018) – Lew’s and the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) are pleased to announce that the Lew’s High School Product Grant Program is now open to receive online applications for 2018 initiatives.
Nearly 100 high school fishing clubs across the country took advantage of the program launched last year for the purpose of helping organized teen groups grow their memberships, get involved in community activities and promote conservation awareness.
Officials at F3, a well-known non-profit organization dedicated to youth fishing, liked what they saw in the program’s inaugural season and said year two is off to a fast start.
“The Lew’s High School Grant Program was instrumental in helping a large number of teams get going last year and we witnessed great use of the products for the right things,” said Executive Director Mark Gintert. “The Lew’s Mach combos are top-shelf products, so they have been greatly appreciated whether being used for fundraisers, event prizes or
program incentives. Applications are already rolling in for 2018 and we’re proudly reviewing and responding quickly.”
There are three product award levels – 4, 8 or 12 Mach rod and reel combos, split equally between baitcast and spinning – with application approvals and combos awarded according to club size, activities and conservation involvement.
Lew’s funds the product grant program by earmarking a portion of the sales of its Mach rods, reels and combos to support the effort.
“We planned to award up to 1,000 combos for 2017 and we awarded right at that number, but we’re looking to grow it this year,” said Lew’s Senior Vice President of Marketing David May.
“Our company has always been committed to giving back to our industry and I can’t think of any group more important to the future of this sport than America’s youth. Fishing builds confidence and character, and Lew’s is pleased to lead this program,” he said.
Any U.S. high school fishing club or team is eligible to apply online between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2018. However, clubs are encouraged to apply early because the application opportunity will close before Sept. 30 if the product allocation is met before then.
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The Future Fisherman Foundation (a 501 (c) 3 Foundation) will once again offer Christmas shoppers a great opportunity to bid on a bevy of Guided Fishing Trip’s, as well as, a very large selection of tackle packages and merchandise.
Proceeds from the annual event support F3 programs like Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs, SuperFish and the Tackle for Educators programs.
If you belong to a high school, college or any type of fishing club there are a lot of bulk tackle packages that could be purchased and dispersed among members.
Without a doubt this year’s selection is THE BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD! You have an awesome opportunity to receive quality product and help out a great cause with our selection of rods/reels, locators, tackle packages, plus a trolling motor and some terrific guide trips! A huge THANK YOU to all our donors this year; we couldn’t do it without them.
Interested bidders should go to www.futurefisherman.org and click on the auction link then click on the eBay link to view the trips and merchandise and place your winning bids!
Help us “Ensure the Future of Fishing” by supporting this terrific event!
About the Future Fisherman Foundation
Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups, youth organizations and other educators dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling, conservation and the outdoors lifestyle. The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) operates under The Bass Federation (TBF) umbrella of companies and is the official non-profit education arm of TBF. For more info visit futurefisherman.org.
Thank you so much for playing such a crucial role in the development of High School Fishing in Missouri. At Republic High School we take pride in knowing our team is equipped with quality equipment that will enable our kids to get maximum results when we compete. Lew’s has set the standard in the industry and we are proud to represent your product. RHS fishing has been a part of High School Fishing in Missouri since day one. We currently have over 30 kids on our team and 2017 has been another great year for our team. RHS fishing has been fortunate enough to have one of our teams from RHS finish inside the Top 5 in every tournament this year. We fish in the South division of the Teen Anglers circuit which is largest division in Missouri drawing an average of over 200 teams per event and that alone makes this year a special one for our team. We were also blessed to have Ryan Cameron and Tyler Ghan from RHS recognized as the “Team of the Year” for the South division in 2017. Thank you again for for all you do! You have played a critical role in our success
Head Fishing Coach
Republic High School