His article continued with good suggestions: "If you don't have a boat, check with a local shop, a DNR fisheries expert, or a knowledgeable local angler you might know for shore fishing suggestions. It may be as easy as stopping down by the public boat landing and casting from the dock. Digging worms in the back yard or picking up worms and night crawlers on the driveway after a heavy rain can teach kids how easy it is to get hands-on with the fishing experience."
Kelly's comments: When we see so many adults willing to help keep kids fishing -- especially on the day of the derby -- well, we know we are on the right track. And as Tracy V. said that day on shore, "There isn't much around here for teens to do. I am so glad the derby doesn't stop at age 15 (or younger)." Yes! Fishing -- and enjoying the outdoors -- IS a great way for teens to spend time. :) The only thing that changes is that once teens turn age 16, they need to purchase fishing licenses. No problem. The licenses help fund wildlife research and maintain healthy populations and environments. All around, it's a good thing!
Until next time,
KEEP KIDS FISHIN'!
Joyce, Kelly, and The McKenzie Clan