Plano Middle School’s first Fishing Friday

September 13, 2016
The first Fishing Friday of the 2016-17 school year at at Plano Middle School took place on Sept. 9 at Foli Park. Fifteen seventh and eighth graders signed up for this fun event, which was held after school. Mrs. Tammy McGinnis, Mr. T.J. Wade and Plano mayor Bob Hausler were there to help out in the first of four outings this fall.
Once again, Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen donated tackle boxes, lures, hats, etc. to the group. Brandon Kunkel, manager of the Plano Rural King, donated bait such as night crawlers and wax worms for the group to use to fish.
Mr. Hausler was able to secure fishing poles for the group a couple of years ago, so everyone had their own fishing pole. In the first outing, several students were able to catch some fish, which were mostly bluegill. Everyone had a great time - some even helped each other out with baiting the hook and getting fish off of the hooks.
The next outing is Sept. 16, which will be following by two more outings (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7). Once the group is finished for the fall season, Mr. Hausler will take the fishing poles to the Plano Library for patrons to check out in order to go fishing.  
Fishing Fridays will also take place in the spring.
Fishing Friday participants sport the new hats.

Fishing Friday participants sport the new hats.

Zachary Lange poses with a catch.

Zachary Lange poses with a catch.

Mr. T.J. Wade trying his best to catch something.

Mr. T.J. Wade trying his best to catch something.

Robert Collett trying his hand at fishing.

Robert Collett trying his hand at fishing.

Plano Mayor Bob Hausler takes time to review safety procedures.

Plano Mayor Bob Hausler takes time to review safety procedures.

Madison Martinez trying to make a catchJuan Alvarez with his new hat from Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen Juan Alvarez with a catch
Generous donations from Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen.

Generous donations from Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen.

Another catch by Zachary Lange.

Another catch by Zachary Lange.

Alexandra Spencer sporting a new hat donated by Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen.

Alexandra Spencer sporting a new hat donated by Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen.

Several boys in eighth grade using bait donated by Rural King and Branden Kunkel.

Several boys in eighth grade using bait donated by Rural King and Branden Kunkel.

A few boys hoping to catch some fish at at Foli Park.

A few boys hoping to catch some fish at at Foli Park.

Dylan Rice sporting his new gear donated by Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen.

Dylan Rice sporting his new gear donated by Plano Synergy and Justine Whalen.

The ladies of Fishing Friday.

The ladies of Fishing Friday.

Ethan Wulforst (at right) with Victor Vargas.

Ethan Wulforst (at right) with Victor Vargas.



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