NUHS students learn fishing skills
Students from New Ulm Public High School were recently instructed and mentored by members of the New Ulm Area Sport Fishermen in both a class room setting at the high school and during a hands-on fishing outing at a local private resource. At the high school, members of instructor Breanna Olson’s class were given the basics of angling from setting up rods and reels, correctly tying hooks, rigging tackle, fishing regulations, safety and health awareness, bait application, casting and fishing methods. They were then treated to an angling experience where each person in the class was given a new rod and reel to use and keep from the sport fishermen. Students caught sunfish, northern, perch, bass and bullheads with everyone catching at least one fish. Catch and release was practiced for the day and all enjoyed lunch together to celebrate the successful outing.