Report by Rich Hehn from the Great Lakes Sport Fishermen of Milwaukee regarding the Kids Fishing Clinic on April 13th.
It was a slow day at Greenfield Park. The temperature was 34 degrees at 9am with snow showers on and off until noon. We had several fish caught, 2 rainbows, a small bass, and a perch that measured about 8". We had 31 kids show up. The guys from the Milwaukee Casting Club were the heroes, doing the outdoor part of the clinic in miserable conditions. The kids and the Casting Club guys enjoyed the hot beverages, and chili that went with the usual hot dogs. Our “kitchen crew” did their usual good job. We had 13 volunteers from GLSF, and a reported 9 more volunteers from the Casting Club. We had no new kids from 2:00- 2:40, so we started shut down, and cleared the building at 2:55. I had one guy bring his young son to the house this morning to pick up the rod and reel combo he won in the raffle/give away. The kid was around 4 years old, and was really excited to get his prize.
Hope everyone else had a good time too. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with the event next year.
Thank you to the Great Lakes Sport Fishermen of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Casting Club for their participation in this event.
The event was Sponsored in cooperation with the Wisconsin Council of Sport Fishing Organizations; Milwaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha County Parks; Hunger Task Force Fish Hatchery; and the Department of Natural Resources.