Sleepy Eye school students fish in virtual tournament

Local students participate in first virtual fishing tournament

AJ Arneson made a connection with the Student Angler Federation and pursued creating a local fishing club.

AJ Arneson, who will be a senior next school year at Sleepy Eye Public School, has a passion for fishing and knew of many others that enjoy it as well. He made a connection with the Student Angler Federation and pursued creating a local fishing club.

The Student Angler Federation program is an educational program designed to introduce students to fishing and to show them the ever increasing career and educational opportunities through fishing. The program also shows students how the basic elements of their education are used by tournament anglers every day out on the water. They also learn how they can use fishing and having fun to sharpen those basic skills that will help them later in life — no matter what their career choice.

On Sunday, June 7, AJ, along with eight other Sleepy Eye Public School anglers, took to the lake for their first fishing club tournament through the Student Angler Federation. The other student anglers are Jack Nelson, Kadon Strong, Jake Price, Arian Saenz, Erizen Traconis, Matthew Sellner, Jackson Huiras, and Jacob Schultz….Full Story and Photos