Free fishing events June 7 in Florence, Iron counties

FLORENCE, Wis. – The Eagle River-Florence Ranger District is offering an opportunity to introduce young people to fishing and other fun outdoor activities during the District’s fourth annual “Kids Fishing Day” on Saturday, June 7.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest’s Lost Lake Campground. Registration for this free event begins at 10 a.m.

In the case of hazardous weather the event will be held on Sunday, June 8.

Many local sponsors contributed to this event providing all of the poles, bait and tackle. Families may bring their own personal equipment if so desired.

This family event is part of Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend so no fishing licenses are required. However, all other state fishing regulations apply.

The event includes free fishing for the whole family, a registration bag full of fishing materials, a casting contest, free food and drawings for prizes.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Hubbard at (715) 479-2827 Ext. 22.

Directions to Lost Lake Campground:

Travel 20 miles west of Florence via Highway 70. Go south on Forest Road 2450 (Dream Lake Road) then stay south on FR 2156 and turn at the Lost Lake sign to the lake. Lost Lake is about one hour west of Iron Mountain via U.S. 2 and Highway 70.

Prizes at Lake Ottawa

IRON?RIVER?- In celebration of Michigan’s 2014 Free Fishing Weekend on June 7-8, the Ottawa National Forest is hosting an exciting, fun-filled day of fishing for kids and their families.

Community youngsters are invited to come out to Lake Ottawa with their fishing rods, tackle boxes, and bait to take part in the Ottawa National Forest’s Kids Free Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7.

Lake Ottawa is located west of Iron River, on Lake Ottawa Road.

In addition to free fishing, the day will include a free lunch, casting contest, biggest fish contest, fish identification contest, minnow races, and prizes. All prizes will be awarded after lunch.

You must be registered and present to win. Derby registration starts at 7 a.m.

Youngsters age 16 and under should register at the Lake Ottawa Day Use building when they arrive. Fishing will begin at 8 a.m.

All fishing should be done from shore or off of the fishing pier. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Scott Pearson at (906) 358-4027.