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FLW Adds Free High School Minicamps

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New program to replace High School Fishing Summer Camp in 2020
April 20, 2020 • MLF • Uncategorized

Wiley X High School Fishing Camp

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Murray State University announced that it will not host any summer camps this year. As a result, FLW is replacing its traditional High School Fishing Camp, scheduled for July 22-24, with a series of FREE minicamps held in conjunction with three Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit tournaments. Campers already registered will receive a full refund and are invited to participate in any of the FREE minicamps. 

Each camp will be held in conjunction with a Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit event and will provide valuable instruction from top pros and industry executives for students, coaches and boat captains. 

Participants will check in on site and receive a free camp t-shirt, free product from participating sponsors and a free lakeside cookout. Campers will have time to practice their newfound skills with some fishing from the bank and will be invited to help mentor grade-school children during an FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derby held at the same location. Each of the first two camps will conclude at the start of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit weigh-in with participating campers recognized on the popular FLW Live webcast. The third camp will be held at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE championship. FLW is hosting these exciting new camps to help encourage high school anglers throughout the country to pursue their passion for fishing. 

“We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our annual High School Fishing Camp, but we are excited to replace it with three minicamps that will allow many more young anglers the opportunity to attend,” said FLW Executive Vice President and General Manager Kathy Fennel. “We believe the minicamps will provide students, coaches and boat captains a fantastic opportunity to learn and network.”

Students from grade 7 through 12 for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to attend as well as recent high school graduates from the 2019-2020 school year. Registration for the minicamps is now open. To sign up for each minicamp, or for more information, visit FLWFishing.com/camp


Minicamp Locations:

NOTE: Camp dates and locations were changed on May 12 due to rescheduling of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit events. The following dates are accurate.

Thursday, June 25 – Dayton Boat Dock – Point Park (Chickamauga) – 185 Chickamauga Drive, Dayton, TN 37321

Friday, July 31 – Veterans Freedom Park (Mississippi River) – 1 Clinton Street, La Crosse, WI 54603 

Tuesday, Aug. 25 – Massena Intake Boat Launch (St. Lawrence) – 1415 State Hwy 131, Massena, NY 1366


Saturday Minicamp Tentative Schedule:

10 – 11 a.m. – Registration and check-in

– Collect your camp t-shirt and swag from participating sponsors

– Meet your fellow campers

11 – 11:15 a.m. – Welcome address

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Session 1: Finding fish in all seasons & practice strategies 

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. – Adult Session 1: Best practices for sanctioned teams

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Lakeside cookout with the pros

12:30 – 1 p.m. – Session 2: Flipping & pitching instruction 

1 – 1:30 p.m. – FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derby

– Free fishing time and help youth in attendance

1:30 – 2 p.m. – Session 3: Lure building 

2 – 2:30 p.m. – Session 4: Sight-fishing with Wiley X sunglasses

2:30 – 3 p.m. – Session 5: Backing a boat trailer 

3 – 3:30 p.m. – Session 6: Off-the-water fishing careers & resume building

– Explore careers in marketing, PR, editorial and social media

3 – 3:30 p.m. – Adult Session 2: Fish care at weigh-ins

3:30 – 4 p.m. – Session 7/Adult Session 3: Ethics & etiquette on the water 

– What’s cool and what’s not when tournament fishing

– Practical applications of the Golden Rule

4 – 6 p.m. – Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit weigh-in

– Campers recognized from the stage during FLW LIVE


Click here to visit the Minicamp page and register