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Clear Lake youth fishing day sign-up due April 19

May 1 was a little bit like Christmas at the annual Kids Fish-In on Clear Lake, where Spokane-area kids were allowed to choose from 1,200 fishing rods and reels before going out to catch a trout in net pens rigged for the event at Clear Lake. The kids were allowed to keep the rod and reel. RICH L ANDERS richl@spokesman.com
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May 1 was a little bit like Christmas at the annual Kids Fish-In on Clear Lake, where Spokane-area kids were allowed to choose from 1,200 fishing rods and reels before going out to catch a trout in net pens rigged for the event at Clear Lake. The kids were allowed to keep the rod and reel. RICH L ANDERS richl@spokesman.com (Rich Landers)

FISHING – The 2013 Youth Fishing Day at Clear Lake is set for May 4, but registration is due by April 19 so organizers can order the t-shirts and fishing rods given to each kid, ages 5 -14, at the event.

About 6,000 rainbow trout – including some lunkers – will be stocked in the swimming bay at the Fairchild Air Force Base recreational facility on the lake. Up to 900 kids are assigned a time to fish.

Volunteers from area sportsmen’s groups have been meeting to rig rod-reel combos that will be given to each participant to keep.

Cost: $10 per kid.

Register at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2315 N. Discovery Pl. in Spokane Valley, telephone 892-1001.

Or go online to download and mail the registratin form.




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