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Spring Fishing Events

Michigan

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • Kids Fishing Day at Henry Lake
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Henry Lake Campground, Ottawa National Forest
  • Description: In celebration of Michigan’s 2017 Free Fishing Weekend, the Ottawa National Forest is hosting an exciting, fun-filled day of fishing for kids and their families.  Community youngsters are invited to come out to Henry Lake campground with their fishing rods, tackle boxes, and bait to take part in the Ottawa National Forest’s Kids Free Fishing Derby. Every child fishing at the derby will receive a prize for participation.  In addition to fishing, the day will also feature prize drawings and a casting contest.  Youngsters are encouraged to register at the lake when they arrive, with fishing to begin at 8:00 a.m.  All fishing will be done from shore or off of the fishing pier at the campground and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The Ottawa National Forest has a strong commitment to the community’s youth and is proud to host a memorable day of fishing for the kids and their families. The annual Henry Lake fishing derby can be a great bonding experience for kids and their families (link).


Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • Kids Fishing Day at the Ontonagon Marina
  • Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Ontonagon Marina, Ottawa National Forest
  • Description: The 27th Annual Kids Fishing Derby for youngsters age 16 and under at the Ontonagon Marina, in conjunction with Michigan’s 2017 Free Fishing Weekend.  Plan on attending this fun-filled day of fishing and educational activities!  Sponsored by the Ottawa National Forest, with support from local partners. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the awarding of prizes at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).  Every child that registers will receive a bag of fishing related freebies.  All fishing should be done from the vicinity of the Ontonagon Marina where accessible piers are also available for all ability levels.  Some fishing poles and tackle will also be available to loan out as needed. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register (link).


Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • EZ Kids Fishing Day
  • Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
  • Location: Castle Rock Ponds - St. Ignace, MI
  • Description: This Kids Fishing Day event is designed to introduce youngsters to the joy of fishing! Partners include Straits Area Sportsmen's Club and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (link).


Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • 26th Annual Camp 7 Fishing Day
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Location: Camp 7 Campground Day Use Area, Hiawatha National Forest
  • Description: The Hiawatha National Forest has several new events this year, including Intro to Fly Fishing, Backyard Bass (Professional Angler Greg Karch) to teach the techniques of casting, along with the trout ponds, minnow races, casting contest, AIS games, only to mention a few, as well as free food.  It is a free, fun filled day for both kids and adults (link).


Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • Kids Fishing Day
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Sprinkler Lake Education Center in Glennie, MI
  • Description: Huron Shores will be hosting this event.

 

Minnesota

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • Take a Kid Fishing Day
  • Location: Superior National Forest - Gunflint Ranger District
  • Description: This is the second year of this partnership event with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The Forest will provide fishing rods, while partners will provide fishing supplies, snacks and other items.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Take a Kid Fishing Day
  • Location: Marcell Area, Chippewa National Forest
  • Description: This event is sponsored by Edge of the Wilderness Discovery Center, partners of the Forest.

 

Ohio

Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Play Outside Day
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Leith Run Recreation Area, Wayne National Forest
  • Description: In support of National Get Outdoors Day, the Wayne National Forest Athens Ranger District-Marietta Unit is inviting the public to attend a day of outdoor fun on the banks of the Ohio River. Activities will run concurrently with the fishing derby and include a climbing wall, a water safety course, disc golf, live turtle exhibition, and other conservation education stations.

 

Vermont

Saturday, June 10, 2017


Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Annual Youth Fishing Derby
  • Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Kings Pond on Bingo Road in Rochester, VT.
  • Link

 

Wisconsin

Saturday, June 3, 2017

  • Fishing Derby and Casting Contest
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Hayward Beach and Park located behind the Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, WI
  • Description: Fishing event for kids ages 3 - 15 years old. There will be prizes for all participants.


Saturday, June 3, 2017


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