Cave Mountain Lake Kids Fishing Day Rescheduled

Release Date: May 9, 2017  

Contact(s): Kathy Hall (540) 291-2188

(May 9, 2017) Natural Bridge Station, Va. – The USDA Forest Service has rescheduled Cave Mountain Lake’s annual Kids Fishing Day for Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Due to heavy rain and high water on Friday, May 5th, the event originally scheduled for Saturday, May 6th was cancelled.  

The lake will be stocked with trout in advance of this exciting event open to children ages 3 to 15.  Kids Fishing Day is a great opportunity for parents to introduce their children to fishing and to the many outdoor recreation opportunities on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

Fishing is free at the event; however state game laws for the Youth Fisheries Program do apply.  Kids are allowed to catch and keep three trout, a minimum of seven inches or longer, and should bring their own poles and any fishing supplies necessary for catching fish.  A reminder to parents that only one pole per person is allowed. A parent or adult guardian must accompany all children.  Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day.

Cave Mountain Lake is currently being managed as a Youth Only Fisheries program by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries until June 15th.  Persons over the age of 15 years old may not fish in the lake until after June 15th.   For more information, contact the Glenwood and Pedlar Ranger Districts at (540) 291-2188.  The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.