The Burkus Fishing Clinic For Kids in Grades 2-8
If you have a son or daughter who really wants to have an awesome time catching a whole variety of fish and become a more skilled, better educated, and smarter fisherman, then this is the clinic for them.
Led by serious Anglers Nick Burkus, the main focus of this clinic is to have fun catching lots of fish. In addition to catching a variety of fish, the Burkus Fishing Clinic will provide campers with daily lessons on all aspects of pond/lake fishing before we get the lines in the water.
The Burkus Fishing Clinic will run weeklong sessions (Monday-Friday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., covering three different bodies of water progressing from the Weston High School Pond to Heard Pond (Wayland), and ending on Lake Cochituate.
The rate for a week long session will be $180 (single day option $40/day). We supply fishing rods/bait, personal rods are allowed and encouraged.
Campers will need to bring a bagged lunch, recommend sunscreen as well. Drop off will be at each corresponding pond/lake (I will email directions).
Below will map out the day-by-day platform that the Burkus Fishing Clinic will be run on:
Monday: Introductions and basics of fishing with a brief history of the sport and its significance. We will go over the very basic functions of the fishing rod and tackle. Next campers will learn the basics of casting, bait hooking, and where to cast on a pond. Today we will use the most basic bait being live worms with bobber indicators.
Tuesday: Brief re-cap on information/skills/techniques learned on Monday. I will introduce the idea of fishing without a bobber indicator and using artificial baits such as plastic worms and plastic grubs. Campers will learn all species of fish we might hook throughout the week. Campers will fish today using artificial baits.
Wednesday: Today we will move to our second pond, Heard Pond in Wayland. Campers will learn how to read and figure out where to fish in a larger pond setting. Campers will learn about other forms of live bait such as minnows, grubs etc. Campers will fish today using a variety of live baits (worms, minnows, grubs etc.)
Thursday: Today campers will learn about all types of artificial baits and lures. We will go over all different types of diving lures, crank lures, swimming lures, attractor lures, etc. Campers will learn the various ways of jigging these lures to make the perfect presentation in front of a hungry fish. Campers will fish with artificial lures.
Friday: Today the campers will be put to the ultimate test of the week. With no more instruction from myself, campers will use all information and experience gained over the past four days on a new location, Lake Cochituate. Campers can use any technique as well as any bait or lure used over the past four days. After today all campers will have the knowledge and experience to tackle any pond or lake in the Northeast Region of the United States. Possible catch: Largemouth Bass, Pike, Pickerel, Rainbow Trout, Salmon
Session 1 : June 18– June 22
Session 2 : June 25 – June 29
Session 3 : July 9 – July 13
Session 4 : July 16 – July 20
Session 5 : July 23th – July 27th
Session 6 : Aug. 6th .– Aug. 10th
Session 7 : Aug. 13th – Aug. 17th.
Sign-up at the Weston Recreation office (Course #13211) or through me:Contact Info: email@example.com or 617-633-4391. Check out my website as well.