Dear Wam Members,
If you are from the southwest metro area, please consider partnering with us for one or more of these events. We provide loaner equipment, bait and instruction to everyone who shows up. All events are approximately 4 hours long with setup at 9AM and teardown between 1 & 2PM. If a couple of your members would be able to show up, with any placards, posters pamphlets etc. at an event, we would publicize that both ahead of time and after the fact in local media.
2019 FAMILY FISHING DAYS
(shore fishing at three locations in Carver County)
REVIEW OF 2018 Chaska Area Fishing With Friends “Take A Kid Fishing” clinic:
See the following pictures of the days events!
Another new innovation for 2018 was the boat rental discount coupon.
The operator of the marina we use was pleased to allow us to give one of these coupons to each participant.
Adults conversing and learning at Adult Skills table
The MN DNR has participated for several years. They gave a general welcome,
followed by lively discussion of fishing adventures.
Always a fun time, the presentation on baits and lures by the owner of local outdoor sports store draws rapt attention.
He also sets up a table with examples of fishing equipment, lures and especially live bait. There always are a number of kids who want to handle the bait, and he tells us that every yeara number of leeches “disappear” during the clinic.
Doubt those leeches are appreciated when they show up in a pants pocket or the laundry.
A feature of every clinic are what we call “skill tables.”
The participants are split into smaller groups who then circulate. Each group spends about 15 minutes at each table, watching, touching and learning. Here is photo at the fish identification table and another learning knot tying by doing.