Saturday, May 25, 2013
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The Idaho Department of Fish & Game is looking for young anglers ages 5 to 16 who are interested in learning how to catch bluegills.
Two special bluegill fishing clinics have been scheduled for Hauser Lake on Saturday, June 16. Hauser Lake is south of Rathdrum in Kootenai County near the Washington state line.
Lucky participants will have the opportunity to spend a morning or afternoon on a tournament fishing boat learning how to catch bluegills. Mentors will be experienced anglers affiliated with the Panhandle Bass Anglers Club. They are volunteering their boats, time, and expertise to the event. One parent or guardian must accompany young anglers on the lake.
Fishing equipment and bait will be available for use during the clinic, but those who own fishing tackle are encouraged to bring it. Mentors will be able to give participants tips on how to properly use the tackle they bring.
Fish and Game will be issuing First Fish Certificates to recognize young anglers catching their first fish. The objective is to teach young folks a lifelong hobby, instill an appreciation of aquatic resources and provide an inexpensive and fun family outing.
Participants will be treated to a fish fry and a hamburger, hot dog and soda barbeque.
Advance reservations are required and space is limited. Anyone interested in reserving a spot at one of the two clinic sessions should call the Fish and Game Panhandle Region office, 208-769-1414. Anyone needing special accommodations because of a disability should request accommodations when registering.
This will be a fun, free event with prizes for every participant. No fishing license is needed.