8th Annual Kids Free Fishing Day – Sunday June 2nd, 2019
Note Venue Change for 2019: Chad Erickson Memorial Park in La Crosse
For the eighth year, the Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO is teaming up with Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) Boots on the Ground conservation program to host the Annual Take Kids Fishing Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday June 2, 2019.
Fishing poles, bait, light picnic-style lunch, and free door prizes will be provided but participants must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone.
Due to unforeseen flooding of the Mississippi river in the Pettibone Lagoon area this year the event’s location has been changed to the Chad Erickson Memorial Park near the corner of Cliffside and Park Lane Drive on the South Side of La Crosse.
Over 800 children and their parents attended this event in the event’s first six years. Since the event coincides with Wisconsin’s “Free Fishing Weekend”; adults won’t need licenses to join their children and fish on the 2nd.
The bait for the Fishing Event is again being donated by Ace Hardware of La Crosse.
“Many of the most highly publicized events of my presidency are not nearly as memorable or
significant in my life as fishing with my daddy.”
– Jimmy Carter
The first 100 children registered to attend and attending (aged 2-17) will receive a fishing rod and reel to KEEP! – Courtesy of the Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, and Pure Fishing.
This year’s event opened for 100 pre-registrants and is now full. However, kids not registered may still attend but are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear. The Council will still provide bait and a light picnic lunch for those in excess of 100 in attendance. Some secondary level of door prize will be available for overflow attendees.
For more information about the WWAFLCIO Take Kids Fishing Day or to find out how you can help or donate prizes, contact Tyler Tubbs at 715-205-0981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.