Wildlife Ecology students reel ’em in

Ken Forbeck, Co-Editor

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Reeling in White Bass, Northern Pike, and Muskie out of Lake Koshkonong on a school day? That’s what students of Mrs. Morgan’s Wildlife Ecology class did while on a fishing field trip September 25th.

“It was a fun experience all around getting to hang out with my friends in my grandpa’s boat,” said seniorJacob Schumacher about the trip.

“This field trip allows students a chance to use the skills learned in a fun and educational way,” said Wildlife Ecology teacher Mrs. Morgan.

Before the trip, students spent time in class learning how to tie line to a hook, identify different fish species, and about regulations so that they could properly fish in Wisconsin.

Once on the water, students immediately started catching fish of all different sizes. 

A common catch was the White Bass, but students also caught Northern Pike, Bluegill, Walleye, and even one clam!

One boat even had the special treat of Mr. Morgan, husband of Mrs. Morgan, reeling in a natural Muskie at 38 inches!

“Overall the trip was very successful and the smiles on the students’ faces were great to see,” said Mrs. Morgan.