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Jamie's Fish. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Jamie's Fish

Fishing with Dad. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Fishing with Dad

CCC Ponds. Photo by Pinedale Online.
CCC Ponds

Fly Casting Lessons. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Fly Casting Lessons
Kids Fishing Day
by Clint Gilchrist
June 5, 2004

Saturday June 5, 2004 was the annual Kids Fishing Day at the CCC Ponds near Fremont Lake. The event is held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week to show kids the fun of fishing and teach them how to fish. Clinics for the kids include spinning casting, fly casting, hook baiting, fish handling, fish ethics, knot tying, fish habitat and fish identification. Once they have finished training at the clinics the kids are taken to the CCC ponds for real fishing under the guidance of parents and volunteers. No matter where you are on the ponds, you can always hear those words yelled in excitement, I got a bite, I got a bite! These are often the first fish for these young fisherman, but they practice catch and release, and will likely go on to catch many more as they get the fishing bug. Free lunch and refreshments were provided.

The Civilian Conservation Corps first built the CCC Ponds near the south end of Fremont Lake in the 1930s. About 11 years ago a committee of government agencies, organizations and individuals combined efforts to turn the old CCC Ponds into a cultural and recreational area. Now the ponds offer a great place for the young to first learn fishing. But the ponds also provide great habitat for many types of trout as well various birds, beaver, deer and a variety of trees. Located at the end of the Pinedale Bike Path, the ponds also provide recreation and a get away for bikers, joggers and walkers.

The US Forest Service, Wyoming Game & Fish, Bureau of Land Management, and the Upper Green River Chapter of Trout Unlimited sponsor Kids Fishing Day.



Related Links
  • National Boating and Fishing Week
  • Wyoming Game & Fish
  • Pinedale Field Office - Wyoming Bureau of Land Management
  • Trouts Unlimited - Local Chapter is #469
  • Pinedale Ranger District - Bridger Teton National Forest
  • Sublette County CCC History

  • Hip Waders. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Hip Waders

    Fly Casting Practice. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Fly Casting Practice

    Baiting the Hook. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Baiting the Hook

    Learning to Fish. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Learning to Fish

    Learning to Fish. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Learning to Fish

    Lots of help fishing. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Lots of help fishing

    Spinner Casting Practice. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Spinner Casting Practice

    Trout's Unlimited Lunch. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Trout's Unlimited Lunch

    Fish Identification. Photo by Pinedale Online.
    Fish Identification
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