Steelhead Clinic planned
Young anglers ages 8-14 are invited to participate in the annual Steelhead Clinic held on Thursday, October 24th from 7:00-9:00pm and Saturday, October 26th from 8:00am -3:00pm. Both events will be held at the Idaho Fish and Game regional office on 16th street in Lewiston.
On Thursday, October 24th information will be presented on life history of a steelhead, fishing gear, and various fishing techniques. Saturday, October 26th will feature an on the water fishing experience. Students will be paired with a mentor and will be able to go out for a day on a drift or jet boat to practice their new skills!
We are fortunate to live where we do. Every anadromous (ocean-going) fish that comes into Idaho, has to pass through our valley, says fisheries biologist Scott Putnam. This clinic has been a tradition for many years. It is a true joy for us as biologists to share our fishing passion with local youth.
Clinic participants are required to have a valid 2013 Idaho fishing license. Youth should be dressed for the weather and should bring a life jacket and lunch. Idaho Fish and Game will supply all the needed fishing gear/equipment, boats, fishing instruction and some snacks.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. To learn more or to register for this free clinic, contact the Lewiston Parks & Recreation office at 208-746-2313.