(Dubois, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Shoshone National Forest participate in a fishing clinic outside Dubois on Saturday, June 14. This event helps celebrate National Fishing Week, which is the first week in June and National Get Outdoors Day which is June 14.
Dubois kids fishing day is free to all and will be at the Scout’s Pond facility on the Wind River Ranger District near the Horse Creek Station. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event starts at 9 a.m. with short structured education sessions about fishing. Sessions include casting, knot tying, bear safety, spinner making, fish identification, and aquatic invasive species prevention.
The late morning and early afternoon consist of on-the-water fishing with assistance for those who need it and donated prizes for all the kids at the end of the clinics. Kids are asked to bring their own fishing gear and bait, if they have it. Some gear and bait will be available for those who need it. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.
This event is co-sponsored by a variety of agencies, groups, businesses, and local volunteers. Lunch is provided for the kids through Kiwanis of Dubois.
Kevin Johnson, Lander regional fisheries supervisor says, “these fishing clinics are a great opportunity to get kids out of the house and introduce them to a lifelong outdoor sport.”
–Provided by the Wyoming Game & Fish Department