Posted by: Arvid | June 28, 2016

Take a Kid Fishing 2016

Last Wednesday was the 19th annual Take a Kid Fishing Day. Youth from the area, ages 9-14, are treated to a day on the water. They are given a bag with treats and gifts and at the end of the day there is a cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, etc. for the kids and their parents. The event is based out of Sportsman’s Lodge.

The senior pontoon is made available for the day. Bill and Whitey made the trip from town to Sportsman’s to pick up the six kids that were assigned to them. I met them at Sportsman’s and went along to provide a extra hand. Rain was forecast and did hold off until it was almost time to come in. Fishing was pretty slow for most boats. We made several drifts and anchored up in a couple different spots. Our boys caught one walleye and had a fish get off at the surface they thought was a small pike. Some boats matched our total. Some boats brought in four fish. A couple did a little better. It’s a wonderful event that continues to serve around 100 kids every year by a great group of volunteers.

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Kajun with his walleye

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