BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

DNR offers U.P. salmon workshop Sept. 26-27

MARQUETTE?-The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer a salmon fishing workshop for women on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27 in Mackinac County.

Part of the DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, the workshop is for women that have previous fly-fishing experience and would like to expand on their abilities.

The workshop, starting at noon (Eastern time) on Friday, Sept. 26, and concluding at noon on Saturday, Sept. 27, will be held at the Carp River Campground, located about 15 miles north of St. Ignace, off of I-75 and Mackinac Trail. It will be held rain or shine.

The workshop will include fishing on the Carp River both days, with instruction on several topics, including equipment, knot refresher, casting skills, fly selection and fly fishing for salmon.

Participants are asked to bring their own fly-fishing equipment if they have it. A few rods will be available on-site. Previous experience with fly fishing is required.

The cost for the workshop is $90. Those who don’t already have a fishing license will need to purchase one to attend.

Lodging and meals will not be provided, except for lunch on the first day. Participants may choose to camp on-site.

Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited, and the deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 19. Class information and registration materials are available online at www.michigan.gov/bow, and the registration fee can be paid online at www.michigan.gov/estore.

For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at (9060 228-6561 or pitzs@michigan.gov.