The Eagle River-Florence Ranger District wants to introduce anglers of all ages to fishing and other fun outdoor activities during its third annual Kids Fishing Day taking place on Lost Lake June 1.
The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest’s Lost Lake Campground in Florence County. Registration for this free event begins at noon.
In case of hazardous weather, the event will be held Sunday, June 2.
“We are lucky to have great sponsors so all the poles, bait and tackle will be provided,” said Jeremy Hubbard, district biological science technician. “Families may bring their own equipment if they want.”
This family event is part of Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend. No fishing licenses or trout stamps are required for anyone to fish; however, all other fishing regulations apply.
Kids Fishing Day includes free fishing for the whole family, a casting contest for the most accurate casters, free food and raffle prizes.
Families are encouraged to bring a small rowboat, canoe, or kayak if they can, Hubbard added.
“That way, they can reach the stocked trout that are in the deeper water,” he said. “I would encourage fishing deeper water away from shore.”
To reach Lost Lake Campground, travel 20 miles west of Florence via Hwy. 70. Follow Forest Roads 2450 and 2156 to the lake. Lost Lake is about 45 minutes east of Eagle River via Hwy. 70 or one hour west of Iron Mountain, Mich., via Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 7. Follow signs the day of the event from the intersection of Hwy. 70 and Dream Lake Road.
For more information, contact Jeremy Hubbard at (715) 479-2827, ext. 22. Information about the CNNF may be found by visiting fs.fed.us/r9/cnnf or by following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cnnf002.