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  Summer is for Fishing

Nearly 170 children registered for the Kid’s All-American Fishing Event All-American Fishing Eventon June 9 at McNenny State Fish Hatchery near Spearfish, S.D. The family fishing and educational event focused on topics such as where fish live, lures, fishing equipment, casting techniques, and handling fish once they are caught. All registered children received a prize. Organized by the South Dakota FO, the event was co-sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks, and local chapters of the American Fishing Society and High Plains Anglers. on June 9 at McNenny State Fish Hatchery near Spearfish, S.D.

Boy holding fish

Catch of the day.
 Photo by Mike Barnes, US Fish & Wildlife Service

The 2007 Dickinson Kids Fishing Derby on June 2 drew a record 660 participants. Each of the 344 registered children received a fishing net and small tackle box filled with tackle, and the anglers who caught the largest fish received trophies. The derby was co-sponsored by the North Dakota Field Office, Forest Service, and Southwest Anglers Association. 
Kids with fishing gear
A young fisherman is thrilled with the new fishing net he received at the Dickinson Kids Fishing Derby.
Photo by Connie Kolling

Miles City Field Office Civil Engineer Technician Rick Herman and physical scientist Dex Hight  provided pointers on casting technique to local students during the annual Kid’s Fishing Day held May 24.  The event was jointly hosted by the BLM and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks at Spotted Eagle Lake in Miles City. Other events included; fish identification, boating safety and hypothermia.
 Adults and youth fishing