The Orem Recreation Department has teamed up with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to offer a community youth fishing program. This program is open to all youth ages 7 – 13 years old. This program will educate youth on casting, knot tying, proper use of fishing equipment, fish biology and diversity, aquatic ecology, water cycle and quality, fisheries management and ethics, fishing opportunities in Utah, and most important- FUN!
Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, for six weeks. Each class is 2 hours, with the first half hour instructing kids on the above mentioned topics and the last one and a half hour fishing. Classes will start at Vivian Park in Provo Canyon. Some classes may be held at the Lindon Boat Harbor. At Vivian Park, the kids will be fishing for Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. At the Lindon Boat Harbor, the kids will be fishing for Channel Catfish, Bullhead Catfish, Small Mouth Bass, White Bass and Walleye. An adult instructor will be supervising and working with the participants in groups of five. This is sure to be a great chance to experience Utah’s fabulous outdoors! For more information about youth fishing, contact Kyle at (801) 229-7158.
Volunteers are needed for this program. Do you need Dedicated Hunter service hours? This is a great way to earn them! To volunteer, call Chante’ Lundskog at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources at 801-491-5665.