Posts tagged: kids
ANGLING — We pause current events for this Landers family fishing flashback….
I just stumbled onto this 1998 photo (above), which brings back fond memories of fishing Badger Lake with my favorite youngest daughter Hillary, and her pal, Emma Scherer.
They were elementary school classmates at the time, but underneath those cute, innocent exteriors they were fish-hooking maniacs.
Advice to parents: Don't miss out on the fun of taking kids fishing.
FISHING — Idaho Fish and Game officials plan to stock 500 rainbow trout into Moscow's Hordemann Pond this week to give youngsters an autumn treat.
Located off Eisenhower Street between D and F streets, Hordemann Pond is a year-round fishery popular with kids and their families,not to mention wildlife watchers attracted to the critters drawn to this unique water source. Great blue herons, osprey, turtles, and frogs are not uncommon sightings at the pond.
Youths fish for free at the pond until they're 14, the age at which theny must buy an Idaho fishing license.
Because the pond water gets quite warm in summer, trout-fishing catch rates are best during the months of April, May, October and November.
HIKING — Parents with young children are invited on a group hike to a pond along the Edgecliff Trails in a morning outing organized by the Dishman Hills Conservancy.
The hike starts at 9 a.m. on July 27 from Camp Caro off Appleway at Sarent Road in Spokane Valley.
Join Kathy Kalich, founder of the Inland Northwest Hikers and mother of twi hiking kids will lead a 2.8-mile walk ideal for beginner hikers or families with children. Much of the route is shaded and the leader plands to finish the hike before temperatures are too warm.
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.
Apparently the tourney organizers are catfishermen, who know that night isn't the most convenient time to for a contest, but it's the best time to catch catfish.
The event helps pay for fish to be stocked into the Kids Fishing Pond in Columbia Park.
Contest winners will also be able to win cash prizes for the contestant with the largest catfish and most total weight (without largest fish).
Sign-up starts at 5 p.m. June 1 at Columbia Point Gazebo No. 4.
Contestants can fish per WDFW rules/regulations in any waters found in Benton, Franklin, or Walla Walla Counties.
KID FISHING — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is signing up kids, ages 5 to 16, for two special bluegill fishing clinics on June 16 at Hauser Lake south of Rathdrum.
The limited number of participants will have the opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon on a tournament fishing boat learning how to catch bluegills. The event is free.
Mentors will be experienced anglers affiliated with the Panhandle Bass Anglers Club who are volunteering their boats, time and expertise to the event. One parent/guardian must accompany young anglers on the lake.
Fishing equipment and bait will be available for use during the clinic, but those who own fishing tackle are encouraged to bring it. Mentors will be able to give participants tips on how to properly use the tackle they bring.
IDFG will be issuing First Fish Certificates to recognize young anglers catching their first fish. The objective is to teach young folks a lifelong hobby, instill an appreciation of aquatic resources, and provide an inexpensive and fun family outing.
Participants will be treated to a fish fry and a hamburger, hot dog and soda barbeque.
Advance reservations are required and space is limited. Call the IDFG Panhandle Region Office, (208) 769-1414.
No fishing license is needed.
OUTDOORS — Citing surveys that indicate kids are spending up to 30 hours a week dialed in to video games, computers other technology, a several business, agencies and volunteer groups have organized a nifty schedule of free or low-cost outdoor activites and clinics April 21-28 based out of Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls.
“Unplug and Be Outside” is promoted by a statewide coalition of agencies and businesses founded in 2008 to “connect children with nature in Idaho, from backyards to mountaintops.”
Activities include archery,fishing, fly tying, frisbee golf, art classes, tennis and golf lessons, preschool storytimes, bike rides, and many, many more programs designed to get kids and adults moving!
Children will receive passport cards. Those who participate in 3 or more activities will be entered into a drawing to win great prizes, including fishing rods, backpacks, Idaho State Parks pass, water bottles and more!
OUR KIDS — “Take a kid fishing” is an accepted slogan in the outdoor industry … Most people agree that our world would be a better place if everyone took an interest in our children and made an effort to get them outdoors.
But but Chelan-area fishing guide Anton Jones (Darrell & Dad's Family Guide Service) has an observation from his years of experience that's worth considering.
Your kid’s tip of the week is to watch what you say as well as what you do, he says.
While delivering lectures may feel like you are teaching your kid, it’s their imitation of your behavior that has the lasting effect and shapes how they behave. How do you respond on the water to someone cutting you off? How do you behave when they lose that big fish? What do you do when you see someone having trouble out there? What do you do with your trash? Your behavior helps form their behavior and their outlook on the world.
WILDLIFE WATCHING — A nifty program on the wonder of hawks and owls will be presented Saturday (Sept. 24) near Coeur d'Alene at the Blackwell Island Boat Launch and Park.
Beth Paragamian and West Valley Outdoor Learning Center will have live raptors as well as mounted specimens. They will give a presentation focusing on Raptor Migration.
Afterwards they plan to make s’mores and give attendees a chance to see the birds up close and ask questions.
The presentation starts at 6:15 at Blackwell Island, which is just outside of Coeur d'Alene on Highway 95. Just after you cross the Spokane River heading south on 95 you will see the entrance on the right.
There will be no charge for parking at the facility as it is also Public Lands Day and all BLM recreational user fees are waived for this day.