Idaho Fish and Game will be wheeling out “Take Me Fishing Trailers” packed with fishing rods and tackle for Idaho Panhandle kids to use free at trout-stocked ponds in June.
The “Take Me Fishing” trailer debuts this season on June 2, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Fernan Lake and then on June 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Post Falls Park.
Fishing equipment can be checked out for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not needed. Participants who register will be granted a permit to fish without a license. If they get hooked on fishing after the event, parents will have to purchase a license.
However, Idaho children under the age of 14 can fish for free.
Stocked with basic fishing equipment and information, the trailer wrapped with eye-catching fish illustrations is hard to miss. The fishing trailer parks near waters that are stocked with fish.
Other dates and locations for Fishing Trailer stops include:
June 9: Round Lake, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
June 11: (Free Fishing Day in Idaho) Rathdrum City Park. Time TBA.
June 14: Hauser Lake, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
June 16: Kelso Lake, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
June 21: Robinson Lake, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
June 23: Jewel Lake, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
June 28: Shepherd Lake, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
June 30: Perkins Lake, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.