Kid's Fishing Day on the Bighorn National Forest July 9

Young anglers will have the opportunity to fish and learn about the environment on July 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond for Kids' Fishing Day. This event is free and the Bighorn National Forest, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and Trout Unlimited will be sponsoring it. Volunteers from all three organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance or instructions on casting techniques, knot tying, angler ethics, and fish conservation and ecology.

Youth ages 13 and under are invited to attend with a parent or guardian. Children of this age group who are Wyoming residents are not required to have a fishing license but non-resident children 13 and under must have an adult with a valid Wyoming fishing license on site. State regulations and creel limits apply.

All participants should come prepared for fishing and mountain weather by bringing their own fishing tackle, rain gear, layered clothing, snacks, sunblock, insect repellent, and coolers with ice for transporting fish. Fishing bait will be provided and rods will be available for use by children who do not have their own, though anglers are asked to bring their own rods if they have them.

Porcupine Ranger Station is located on Forest Service Road 13 off U.S. Highway 14A.