Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reportsKids who may not have had an opportunity to fish before will get a chance to learn from the best Friday during a "Fish With a Pro" program at the Boysen Marina. Chad Baumann, a pro working with the Shoshoni recreation department to help stage the event, said seven kids will leave the Boysen Marina and fish from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday's activity is a precursor to the final qualifying tournament of the year that will be held at Boysen on Saturday and Sunday and is part of the Wyoming Wildlife Stampede according to Baumann.
"We'll have the kids take their five best fish, measure and then release them. The winner will get a wooden trophy with a walleye carved on it," Baumann said.
Sponsors will provide fishing polls, hats and shirts and will help feed the kids after the event at the awards ceremony at Boysen Marina. Baumann said this will be the second Fish With a Pro event this year.
Earlier, 15 kids fished in a similar event supported by the Boys and Girls Club at Glendo Reservoir.
"Hopefully, in the future, we can increase the number of kids that will get to fish. We want to give kids the chance to fish that don't get the opportunity," Baumann said. Brian Woodward is also part of the Fish With a Pro event.
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