Young State Park offers Kids Fishing Day|
Officials at Young State Park in Charlevoix County today announced a June 7 Kids Fishing Day that will include a stocked pond, fishing poles and free bait for children interested in learning more about fishing.
The Kids Fishing Day, 9-11:30 a.m. at Mirror Lake in the state park, coincides with Michiganís Free Fishing Weekend, when all fishing license fees are waived for residents and out of state visitors alike on inland and Great Lakes waters. All other fishing regulations still apply.
Children will have access to fishing poles and bait while they learn more about the sport of fishing. Representatives from The DNRís Fisheries Division and Conservation Officers will be on hand to help. Volunteers from the Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club will join the DNR staff efforts.
Prizes will be awarded for the first fish caught, smallest fish and largest fish caught. Door prizes will be awarded. Juice donated by McDonalds of Boyne City will be available for anglers.
Poles, bait, tackle boxes and prizes were donated by Tomís Bait and Tackle of East Jordan, Boyne River Bait and Outdoor Sports of Boyne City, East Jordan True Value Family Center and Wal-Mart of Petoskey.
The Kids Fishing Day is free, but a Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter all state parks. A daily pass costs $4 and an annual pass is $20.