KFD July 2017
Article written on 2017-07-15 by: Dave Ostanek
Kid’s Fishing Day July 12th, 2017
July 12, 2017 marked the 26th annual Kids Fishing Day put on by the Green Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GBTU), Brown County Services PALS program, Green Bay Exchange Club, and the Izaak Walton League at the Izaak Walton ponds in Bellevue, Wisconsin.
Kids Fishing day provides a great outdoor experience for youth to come out to learn and practice fishing and enjoy a picnic meal with their families and sponsors.
There were about 60 youth and 25 adults that came out and fished from 4:00-7:00 pm, catching three varieties of fish; blue gill, bass, and perch. In between the fishing, our guests enjoyed a picnic dinner of hot dogs, beans, chips, water, soda, and cookies.
Green Bay Trout Unlimited is fortunate to work with several people and organizations that help put on this successful event.
We would like to thank Pete Daanen of the Izaak Walton League for the use of the ponds and help setting up the date. Glenn Tilot of the Brown County Human Services once again did a wonderful job in organizing the youth, families, and sponsors through the PALS program.
Thanks also to Kip Boucher of the Exchange Club for coordinating and providing the food with the Marq catering. Also from the Exchange Club, Gary Cothern and Tammy Blom who took pictures and provided each child with a framed picture of their successful catches. The bait and some of the snacks were provided by GBTU and a donation from Thrivent Financial.
Several GBTU members came out to help the young fisher folks with baiting, untangling and removing the catch. Thanks to the following members for coming out and lending a hand: Pat Hill, Lee Meyer, Wally Heil, Dave Ostanek, John Deuchert, Bruce Deuchert, Dennis Gussick, Jose Diaz, and Staush Gruzynski.