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Sportsmen already rigging rods for May 7 Kid Fishing Day

Members of area fishing clubs gather for one of several sessions to rig spin-cast rod and reel combos kids will get to use -- and keep -- at the annual Kids Fishing Day on May 7 at Clear Lake.  (Wayne Jordan)
Members of area fishing clubs gather for one of several sessions to rig spin-cast rod and reel combos kids will get to use -- and keep -- at the annual Kids Fishing Day on May 7 at Clear Lake. (Wayne Jordan)

FISHING -- Members of area fishing clubs gathered Wednesday evening  for one of several sessions to rig spin-cast rod and reel combos that kids will get to use -- and keep -- at the annual Kids Fishing Day on May 7 at Clear Lake.

Roughly 900 rods will be rigged for young anglers ages 5-15.

Kids who sign up for a time slot will be able to catch and keep up to three trout and have a ball. The fish are contained in a smaller area by nets at the Fairchild Air Force Base Recreation area so kids have a good shot at catching them.

Families can take the fish home or leave them with volunteers who will clean the fish and deliver them to the Union Gospel Mission.

Families must download a form from the Washington Fish and Wildlife kid fishing webpage, wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/youth.html,  and register by mail. The $10 fee per child includes the fishing, a Kids Fishing t-shirt and rod and reel to take home.

Forms must be postmarked by April 20.

 



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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