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Sign up: youth steelhead fishing clinic in Lewiston

FISHING -- It's time to sign-up young anglers ages 8-14 for the limited spaces in the annual Youth Steelhead Clinic set for Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Both events will be held at the Idaho Fish and Game regional office in Lewiston. 

To learn more or to register for this free clinic, contact the Lewiston Parks & Recreation office at (208) 746-2313.

Read on for details.

During the Thursday night classroom session, information will be presented on life history of a steelhead, fishing gear, and various fishing techniques. Saturday, October 26th will feature an on the water fishing experience. Students will be paired with a mentor and will be able to go out for a day on a drift or jet boat to practice their new skills!

“We are fortunate to live where we do. Every anadromous (ocean-going) fish that comes into Idaho, passes through our valley,” says fisheries biologist Scott Putnam. This clinic has been a tradition for many years. It is a true reward for us as biologists to share our fishing passion with local youth.”   

Clinic participants are required to have a valid 2013 Idaho fishing license. Youth should be dressed for the weather and should bring a life jacket and lunch. Idaho Fish and Game will supply all the needed fishing gear/equipment, boats, fishing instruction and some snacks.

Advance registration is required and space is limited. To learn more or to register for this free clinic, contact the Lewiston Parks & Recreation office at 208-746-2313.

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