SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento
District’s H.V. Eastman Lake near Madera will host a free day of fishing April
23 for kids 15 and under.
event and barbecue lunch is free thanks to a partnership with Mid Valley Bass
Club, who donates their time and prizes for the annual event.
fishing day is designed to spark an interest in fishing and water safety for the
next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing experts will be on hand to
teach kids the basics of baiting, casting and reeling in the big one. There
will be several events to keep the fun going such as:
- Fishing games
- Face painting
- Professional DJ
- Temporary tattoo booth
- Special appearance by Bobber The Water
Lots of door prizes
begins at 8 a.m. at the Chowchilla Recreation Area, and fishing will run until
11:30 a.m. while festivities continue into the afternoon. Guests with their own
equipment are encouraged to bring it. The park staff will hand out loaner fishing
poles, but supplies are limited. Individuals 16 years old or over must have a
valid fishing license.
grade children can use this opportunity to pick up an America the Beautiful, Every
Kid in a Park
12-month pass, which authorizes fourth graders and their family to visit
hundreds of federal parks nationwide for free. The program is part of President Barack Obama’s push to have the country’s
children connect with our amazing national landscape.
Pre-registration is preferred. Contact park ranger Ken
Myers at 559-689-3255 or email@example.com to sign up.
Release no. 16-012