Local nonprofit Tri-State Steelheaders and the Walla Walla District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a Kids’ Fishing Day Sunday.
The free event at Bennington Lake will run from 8 a.m.-noon.
Youths 14 and younger will receive goody bags, which include fishing gear, an entry into a casting contest and a coupon for a hot dog and a soda at the event. The Biggest Fish contest winner will be announced at noon.
Catchable 8-12 inches, ½ pound each) and Jumbo 14 inches or more, 1½ pounds each rainbow trout have been stocked in the lake all spring by Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, so the fishing should be good, said Brian Burns, Tri-State Steelheaders executive director.
Fishing rods will be available to loan to kids without their own gear, or those who want to try fishing for the first time.
The event is intended to be fun for the family, and an opportunity for kids to learn a new hobby. All participating kids will be entered into a drawing for brand-new fishing poles.
Kids’ Fishing Day is supported by community donations and with proceeds from the Steelheaders’ Crab Feed Fundraiser, which was May 16.
The mission of the Walla Walla based nonprofit Tri-State Steelheaders is to restore sustainable populations of native salmon by enhancing habitat, providing public education and promoting recreational angling.
To learn more about the event or about the organization see tristatesteelheaders.com orcall Burns at 529-3543.