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Learn to Fish

Marshall Park, Chippewa Falls
A free event for the whole family. Learn to fish during Wisconsin's Free Fishing Weekend.

Kyle Beach, Chippewa Valley Family YMCA

Take Kids Fishing Day

Carson Park, Braun's Bay Pavilion, Eau Claire. Under the banner of its Work Boots On the Ground Conservation program, the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and a team of union volunteers will host Take Kids Fishing Day June 6. With more than 40 million anglers generating $35 billion in retail sales and $600 million for fisheries conservation and water access improvements through special excise taxes each year, it’s critical to continue recruiting new anglers. This free event will help promote the importance of educating a future generation of American anglers from various communities and backgrounds.
Free kids fishing event

Laurie Gruber,, 715-579-3297

Parent and Child Smallmouth Fly Fishing Clinic

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Enjoy the thrill of catching smallmouth bass on a fly-rod! This introductory mini-camp will provide a parent/child experience that will last a lifetime! Parent/child teams will learn the art of fly casting and fly fishing and what equipment to use. You will work together to tie your very own flies for smallmouth bass, and then practice what you learned on the Eau Claire River in pursuit of bass. The clinic, facilitated by Trout Unlimited volunteers and Beaver Creek staff, will give you hands-on experience, and introduce you to the wonderful world of fly fishing! The program is open to a parent or adult guardian, and child who is 10 years old or older. No prior fly fishing experience is needed. All equipment and supplies are provided. Please wear shoes that can get wet. Note: registration and fee reserves space for 1 child and 1 adult.
Registration and full payment required by June 24.
Friends $10 Nonmembers $15

Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212

32nd Annual 'Fish for Sight" South Shore Lions, Fishing Contest

Port Wing, WI Saturday, June 20, 6am to 6pm Sunday, June 21, 6am to 3pm Father's Day Weekend
Boats leave & return to Port Wing Harbor
$20 entry fee that includes daily launch fee, raffle & Sunday refreshments.
*Children 15 & under FREE
$100 for 1st place in three categories:
Lake Trout, Salmon & Other Sport Fish
Fish registration *Closes 3 pm Sharp Sunday*
$150 - $100 - $50 Cash Cards plus
many other raffle prizes -
Awards & drawing begins at 3pm, Sunday
Raffle tickets $2 each or three for $5

Grand way to 'Celebrate the fishing Father's Day'

9300 State Hwy 13.

Father/Son Fishing Retreat

Lake Ellen Camp, 212 Narrow Way, Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Get ready and come to Lake Ellen for the Annual Father-Son Fishing Retreat. Enjoy a weekend filled with fishing, fun, and time relaxing by the fire with your father/son(s). May 22-25, 2015. For more information visit us online at, call 906-542-3529, or email us at

Hannah Kohtala