Let's Go On An Adventure Together!
Hello, my name is Leaf Vang. Leaf is a translation of my Hmong name which is Nplooj (Blong) which translates to "Leaf".
Wild Urban Adventures was started as a way to show my passion in the outdoors, and from there it has grown to be much more than just being in the outdoors. My main passion is motivating and inspiring our youths to follow their dreams and passions regardless of what their life goals are. Growing up in my generation, we did not have the mentorship and leadership to help us grow. Everything we earned for today, was mostly self-taught and self-motivated. This is why I started Wild Urban Adventures, to help educate, motivate and inspire the future generations. It is a very humbling experience when people, especially our youths, stops me out of the blue tell me how I have inspired them and through watching my adventures on my YouTube channel, how I’ve changed their lives. This is what motivates me everyday to always do my best as I know what I do, how I handle life, may directly affects others.
My other passion is kayak bass tournament angling, and 2023 is the start of my 3rd kayak tournament season. I will be competing in the Slay Nation trail, which is a Nationally accredited tournament. One of my ultimate goals is to be the first Hmong to compete and complete a whole season of the Hobie BOS Kayak Tournament. Hobie BOS is a huge National Kayak Bass Open Series tournament that is open to amateurs and professional anglers. It may not seem like a huge goal to many, but it means a lot to me, and I want to document this on my YouTube channel and show all the behind the scenes and all the makings of competing in these tournaments. I feel that I am a great representation to my Hmong people and will be a great leader to those who wishes to compete in kayak bass tournaments and even to those who just want to enjoy the sport.
One of my biggest accomplishments in 2022 was helping to organize a meet and greet event with Bass Fishing Legend and Hall of Fame Gary Yamamoto and BlackFish Gear Pro Staff Todd Huynh. I was tasked with gathering some of the sponsors for the event and putting together a flyer and press release for the event. This event was very important to me as it was not only having the opportunity to meet Gary Yamamoto and Todd Huynh, but it was an event created for the youths and kids. This event was to help promote and introduce bass fishing and tournament angling to the future generation. I am a huge advocacy for the future of our sport and will continue to help inspire our future generation in tournament angling through these types of events and through my social media platforms.
Here is video for the event: https://youtu.be/bGKk1xuGElg
Currently, my youtube audience is around 1,300 subscribers, facebook at 2,800 followers, tiktok at 7,400 followers, Instagram at 240 followers and all are continuing to grow. I have linked my social media links below for your review.
So, come along with me, let's go on an adventure together to help motivate, inspire and educate our present and future anglers!
Follow Your Dreams, Follow Your Passions, Make it Happen!
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Funk BusterBaits Pro Staff
June 2021 - Current
Get2Tackles Pro Staff
January 2021 - Current
HIT Lures Pro Staff
December 2022 - Current
Field Staff Team
February 2022- Current
Silver Level Ambassador
Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association
Mystery Destination - Lake Ann
First Place Winner
Hmong Outdoors Youtubers Collab
Kayak vs Boats
1st Place Winner with Kayak
Hmong Outdoors Youtubers Collab
Kayaks vs Boats Big Fish Winner
Midwest Kayak Bass Club
Big Green Lake, WI
2nd Place Winner