Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about the environment when the Bighorn National Forest and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sponsor Kids' Fishing Day on July 13, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Porcupine Ranger Station pond.
Youth ages 13 and under are invited to attend with a parent or guardian. Children aged 13 years and under who are Wyoming residents do not need a Wyoming fishing license. Non-resident children 13 and under must have an adult with a valid Wyoming fishing license on site. State regulations and creel limits apply.
This event is free. Volunteers from the Forest Service and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance or instructions on casting techniques, knot tying, angler ethics, and fish conversation and ecology. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that northeast Wyoming offers a lot of diversity when it comes to fishing.
Participants should be prepared for fishing and mountain weather by bring their own fishing tackle, rain gear, layered clothing, snacks, coolers with ice for transporting fish, sunblock, and insect repellant. Fishing bait will be provided. Fishing 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 US Highway 14A. For directions to the fishing pond or other questions, contact the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District in Lovell at (307) 548-6541.