By Dillon Tabish, 4-17-12
Get the rods ready. It's fishing season, and two youth fishing days are being held this spring.
Kids, ages 12 and younger, will be allowed to fish during the morning at the grand opening of the Pine Grove Pond just north of Kalispell on Saturday, April 21 from 9-11 a.m. Pine Grove Family Fishing Pond is just off Rose Crossing. The pond will open for family fishing after that. There will be a number of contests for three age classes of kids. Some loaner fishing outfits and assistance will be available.
The second fishing day is the Flathead Fishing Fair at Snappy Sport Senter on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Along with the kids fishing derby for ages 12 and younger there will be a number of fun and educational activities for kids and adults. Fishing will be limited around Snappys Pond for safety.
New this year is a fishing regulation that requires all anglers 15 years and older to release their catches from Family Fishing Ponds to leave harvest for the younger anglers. Daily trout limits for younger anglers vary by pond.
For more info, contact Jim Vashro at 751-4550.
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