Indian Trail students hooked on Fishing Club

Bass Pro Shops brought a fishing boat to Indian Trail for one of the club’s meetings. It gave students a chance to see the variety of technology that anglers can use.

Bass Pro Shops brought a fishing boat to Indian Trail for one of the club’s meetings. It gave students a chance to see the variety of technology that anglers can use.

From the Olathe School District

Indian Trail Middle School isn’t exactly close to a fishing lake, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than a dozen students who wanted to participate in the school’s first fishing club.

“Offering a lifetime hobby such as fishing is a wonderful addition to our club opportunities,” said Assistant Principal Cathy Phillips. “We were so excited to partner with Bass Pro of Olathe and have them send a passionate fisherman to help facilitate this club.”

“The response has been awesome and enthusiastic,” said club sponsor Doug Giesler. “Although they did ask every week if we were going to take them to a lake so they could fish for real.” Continue reading

Chartrand…

For fishermen, the dream never ends

David Chartrand

David Chartrand

My friends Steve and Tracy are bass fishing addicts, although that term is too weak to describe the level of their interest.

Steve and Tracy enjoy bass fishing more than life itself. They certainly love it more than eating or sleeping. They loved it so much they often convinced me, sometimes at gunpoint, to join their week-long fishing trips to Lake Fork Texas.  The child-like excitement — theirs — was palpable. After checking into our cabin Steve said good night but never went to bed. Like a child counting the hours to Christmas morning, Steve never sleeps on fishing trips. He remains upright all night in the cabin recliner, one eye on “The Fugitive” video — which we watch seven or eight times every trip. After the rest of us fall asleep sleep Steve steels himself staring at a test pattern from Nova Scotia, standing vigil over his tackle box. Continue reading

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