Photo of Dave Irving setting up the terminal tackle for the fishing poles for the Army Core of Engineers Kids Fishing Day.
June 14, was a special day for children around the Columbia Gorge. The Army Core of Engineers put on a kids fishing day at Spearfish Park. It was a sunny and somewhat windy day but that didn't stop the children from coming out to fish with their parents in tow. Many children had not fished before, so this was a exciting day for them. With the help of Chapter 484 of Klickitat Trout Unlimited it was a very successful kids fishing day.
Trout Unlimited had volunteers around the lake to show the children and adults the ins and outs of fishing. They also had a fishing cleaning station and provided all the terminal tackle for the fishing poles that Dave Irving from Chapter 484 set up. The poles were generously donated by the DFW to the ACE which the children were able to take home with them.
The ACE had a casting station for the children to practice casting and a water safety education station. The kids caught plenty of fish that day including some 5 pound rainbow trout.
Article submitted by WCTU Klickitat Chapter President Olivia Holderman