July 10 – Kids’ Fishing Day Summary and Pictures

*The following article was submitted by GBTU Education Chair Dave Ostanek…*

July 10, 2019 marked the 28th annual Kids Fishing Day put on by the Green Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GBTU), Brown County Health and Human Services PALS program, Green Bay Exchange Club, and the Brown County 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.

This year we had 45 kids and 30 adults that came out and fished from 4:00-7:00 pm, catching four varieties of fish; blue gill, bass, trout, 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 the Izaak Walton League for the use of the ponds and help setting up the date.  Jamie Chaudoir and Jenna Durkee of the Brown County Health and Human Services 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.  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, Dave Ostanek, Bruce Deuchert, Dennis Gussick, Jack Koivisto, Aled Griffiths and Tony Schaut.

Jack K getting bobbers in place
Nice cast !
Looks like we have a fish
Dave O gives a few pointers
Well done !
Young lady shows her catch
We are ready for some more worms Mr Duechert
Young man with a perch
Grabbing a bite to eat
Teaching them young…if you hold the fish closer to the camera it will look bigger 🙂