By Chris Schultz Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal & Howard Lake Herald, Minn. May 25, 1998
It's time to take a kid fishing
Forget about the yard for a day, postpone your project, take a day off work.
Put off, skip, and reschedule everything else so you can take a kid fishing.
Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again hosting Take A Kid Fishing Weekend in Minnesota.
Adults who take a kid under 16 years of age fishing on June 6 or 7 do not need a fishing license those days.
It's all part of a big effort to get kids and adults involved in the outdoors and fishing.
Grab your poles, dig a pail of worms, and head to the river, the shoreline of a lake, get in a boat, or walk out on a DNR fishing pier.
It's simple, it's easy, and it's fun. You'll have a blast and so will the kid.
In next week's column look for tips on fishing from shore and a list of some of the best and most accessible shore fishing locations in our area.
Winsted Sportsmen's Club to take kids fishing
The Winsted Sportsmen's Club will hold its annual Take a Kid Fishing event Sunday, June 7 at the clubhouse on Lake Mary.
Registration will be at 1 p.m., fishing on Lake Mary from 2 to 4 p.m., with weigh-in and lunch to follow.
Bait is provided, there is no charge. Kids are urged to pre-register at Radtke's Bait and Tackle near Winsted.
For more information, contact Radtke's Bait and Tackle.
- Morel mushrooms may already be up, or will be pushing up through the ground very soon. Conditions have been good. Look in warm, moist, shaded areas next to dead tress while you're hunting.
- The Howard Lake Good Neighbor Days fishing contest is set for Saturday, June 27 on Howard Lake. More information and entry forms are available at Joe's Sport Shop in Howard Lake.
- Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather before it's gone.
- The largemouth bass season opened on our area lakes Saturday.
- Take a kid fishing. You'll have fun and so will they.