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5/30/2013 2:38:00 PM
CNNF hosting Kids Free Fishing Day events
A young angler takes part in CNNF Kids Fishing Day 2012.

A young angler takes part in CNNF Kids Fishing Day 2012.

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) wants to help get kids outdoors and introduce them to fishing all for free! The CNNF will be hosting 2 “Kids Fishing Day” events on Saturday, June 1. 

The events will be hosted at two locations. One is the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center (NGLVC) just west of Ashland, the other will be on the Eagle River-Florence Ranger District at the Lost Lake Campground. These family events are part of Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend: no fishing licenses or trout stamps are required for anyone to fish, however all other fishing regulations apply.

The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center “Kids Fishing Day” will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be biologists and anglers on hand to help the young fishing enthusiasts. In addition to fishing, kids will learn about the importance of boat washing to prevent the spread of invasive species, tour a Bayfield Coast Guard Search and Rescue Boat, receive a free starter tackle kit and prizes.

The Lost Lake Campground (in Florence County) “Kids Fishing Day” runs from noon to 4 p.m. Registration for this free event begins at noon. In the case of hazardous weather the event will be held Sunday, June 2.

Kids Fishing Day includes free fishing for the whole family, a casting contest for the most accurate casters, free food and raffle prizes. Families are encouraged to bring a small rowboat, canoe, or kayak if they can.


Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is located at 29270 County Highway G, Ashland. Information: http://nglvc.org/

Directions to Lost Lake Campground: Travel 20 miles west of Florence via State Highway 70. Follow Forest Roads 2450 and 2156 to the lake. Lost Lake is about 45 minutes east of Eagle River via Hwy. 70 or one hour west of Iron Mountain, Mich., via U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 7. Follow signs the day of the event from the intersection of Hwy. 70 and Dream Lake Road.

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