Outdoors 101 Project

Established in 2008, we are group of individuals organized for one goal:  getting families and people outdoors.  Our original intent was a variety of activities, but we have singled out fishing.  Since our inception, we've established ourselves and have introduced over 75 families to fishing through our Fishing 101 classes.

Fishing 101 Classes
Family fishing classes in different communities at no cost to attendees.  We give the knowledge and equipment for everyone in the family to start fishing.

Click on the Fishing 101 page to the left for more information.

Family Fishing Derbies:  Future Derbies to be determined at a later date.  In the past.....
Held every May in Mobridge, we have had as many as 60 families participate.  Prizes are awarded to anglers bringing in the longest fish.  We have nice prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for 9 different fish species.  For a complete list of prizes, valued at over $700, go to the Fishing Derby page.

Couples Walleye Tournament:
Every July we hold a couples walleye tournament.  This year will be our 10th annual and is scheduled for July 7th, 2018.

Webster Area "Lip Rippers":  Starting in 2017, the Webster Area HS Fishing Club has a few activities planned for the year.  Feb 11 2018, they will be hosting an ice fishing tournament for HS fishing clubs from NE SD, SE ND and W MN.  Click on the 2018 Ice Tourney tab on the right.  Plans are to aslo host a boat tournament in May or June.  We are hoping that other communities will establish HS fishing clubs and we can eventually make a circuit.

MPHS Fishing Tigers:
Assisted and run through Outdoors 101 Project, the Fishing Tigers, competed in the Berkley High School Challenge during the 2015-2016 school year.

The Fishing Tigers held a 2 or 3 person ice fishing tournament Feb. 21, 2016.  The tournament will be a fundraiser for our HS Fishing Tigers and the dollars raised will be put toward expenses incurred with spring activities.  Click on the tab to the right to go the Fishing Tigers Ice Tourney page.

The MPHS fishing tigers will be delivering walleye fillets to shut-ins and elderly in Mobridge.  The fish will be coming from 3 sources:  fish the club members catch themselves, donated fish, donated fish from the ice fishing tournament.

2014 - delivered over 180 fillets to 60+ residences.
2015 - delivered 110 fillets to 39 residences

Outdoors 101 Contacts:

Martin Looyenga
Deb Looyenga

Outdoors 101 Project:  a non-profit 501c3 organization started in 2008.