Kids Fishing Day Planned June 7
At the CCC Ponds near Fremont Lake
by Wyoming Game & Fish
June 2, 2008
Kids are invited to “get hooked on fishing” at the annual Kids Fishing Day event Saturday June 7, 2008. The event will take place at the CCC Ponds three miles north of Pinedale. Parents are invited to come share in the fun and maybe learn a thing or two themselves.
There will be short educational activities, lunch and the opportunity to catch rainbow trout or brown trout freshly stocked in the pond. Some fishing gear and worms will be available if needed. The entire event is free of charge.
All kids 13 and under are invited to participate in this event. Registration begins at 10:00AM at the CCC Ponds parking area. To get there, take the road to Lakeside Lodge at Fremont Lake and follow the signs for CCC Ponds. The local Trout Unlimited Chapter will provide a free hotdog and hamburger lunch. The event is planned to conclude at 3:00 PM.
Topics for the educational activities typically include fish identification, fly and spin casting, fish anatomy, knots and more.
“The fish anatomy is a big hit with the kids. The fish will be dissected and the kids will get to see what they eat plus learn a little about their internal organs,” says Pinedale Fish Supervisor and event coordinator, Hilda Sexauer. “Of course, catching a fish is a favorite, too, and most kids catch a fish!”
That Saturday is also Free Fishing Day across the state of Wyoming. Anyone may fish without a fishing license or conservation stamp on free fishing day, Saturday June 7, 2008. All limits and other fishing regulations apply. More details on Free Fishing Day are listed in the Wyoming fishing regulations booklet and on the Wyoming Game and Fish website (http://gf.state.wy.us/), under Fish and Fishing.
There are Kids Fishing Day events held across Wyoming in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8, 2008. Event sponsors include Trout Unlimited, Town of Pinedale, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Bureau of Land Management.
Adult volunteers are needed to help out at the event and be “fishing guides” for the kids. If you would like to volunteer or learn more, contact Darren Rhea or Pete Cavalli at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at 307-367-4353 or Joe Neal at the Bridger-Teton National Forest at 307-367-5730.
The G&F supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone needing auxiliary aids to attend this event should call a number listed above. Every effort will be made for reasonable accommodations.