Stocked with equipment and information, Idaho Fish and Game's fishing trailer will soon be making the circuit at local ponds across the region, promoting fishing as part of a healthy outdoor lifestyle.
To learn more about the trailer, contact the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465. More information regarding the fishing trailer is also available on Fish and Game's website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/fish/misc/trailer/.
With its exterior wrapped completely with vibrant fish illustrations, the trailer is hard to miss.
"It's eye-catching for sure, both for kids and adults," Fish and Game conservation educator Evin Oneale said. "That's what we wanted; something to grab an adult's attention and help get a kid excited about fishing."
But the important stuff is inside the trailer.
"The idea is to bring fishing equipment and fishing expertise to what we call our Ôbicycle fisheries' - the local ponds," Oneale said. "All kids and their parents have to do is show up. We hope our efforts will get kids excited about fishing and help build a new generation of anglers."
The trailer's 2010 schedule will kick off at Merrill Pond in Eagle on Thursday evening, April 29 followed by a stop at Sego Prairie Pond in Kuna on May 15.
"Everyone is welcome at this free event, but we want to make a point of inviting kids and their parents who have an interest in fishing but lack the equipment and perhaps the knowledge to get started," Oneale said.
Southwest Region Fishing Trailer Schedule:
Date - Location - Time
Thursday, April 29 - Merrill Pond (Eagle) - 4 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 15 - Sego Prairie Pond (Kuna) - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, May 22 - Parkcenter Pond (Boise) - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, June 5 - McDevitt Pond (Boise) - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, June 12 - Weiser Community Pond - Free Fishing Day
Saturday, June 17 - Settler's Pond(Meridian) - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, June 26 - Wilson Ponds (Nampa) - 9 a.m.-2 p.m.