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Get HooK’d Academy

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Statistics show that children with hobbies have a greater tendency to thrive in school and refrain from trouble. Hobbies promote a sense of community, pride of belonging, and a desire to learn. Nearly 78% of adults choose their hobby before the age of 12. I believe we must introduce the next generation to positive activities that will become their life-long passion. Get HooK’d on fishing — Get HooK’d on life.

*Also available to Sponsor*

Student Ages 7-12

Get HooK’d Academy is a collaborative effort to teach kids the art of fishing. Our mentors and guest speakers will lead the next generation to be confident anglers, competent stewards, and upstanding citizens. Twelve students will participate in structured lessons, guided discussions, and hands-on workshops. Topics include: Fishing, Safety, Stewardship and Conservation, Preparing and Maintaining Equipment, Rigging, Live Bait, Tactics and Techniques, and Sportsmanship. Presenters from the USCG, NOAA, FWC, Okaloosa EMS, CCA Florida, and local Charter Captains will pour into the students over the four-week semester.

L.J. Schooners will host a Get HooK’d tournament followed by awards, graduation, and dinner. Teams of two students and their Captain will employ the tactics, techniques, and equipment they received over the semester. Prizes for first, second, and third place will be presented by our sponsors. Get HooK’d on fishing — Get HooK’d on life.

Get HooK’d Academy staff and volunteers will follow all CDC guidelines for hygiene and distancing. Participants will be checked for fever and symptoms prior to each session. The safety and health of our students is paramount.

Sponsorship & Donations

Please send your company logo and contact information to Jimmie Boisjolie at Logos will be included on the student’s shirts and awards. To donate, go to Checks can be mailed to L4K Charters C/O Bluewater Bay Marina 290 Yacht Club Drive Niceville, FL 32578