Bundle up the kids, grab the fishing gear and head to Jimmy Smith Lake Saturday, Feb. 2 for the 4th Annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby.
The free event is for youth ages 16 and under and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is from 9:30 to noon. All kids who register before noon and are present at 2 p.m. will receive a prize, which may include fishing tackle, rod/reel combo package, rod holder, t-shirt, hat or sticker. Prizes for the largest catch in four age groups will be awarded at 2 p.m.
Volunteers will be on hand to help drill holes and teach children how to fish, if needed.
Jimmy Smith Lake is located in the East Fork Salmon River drainage southeast of Clayton. Access to the 47-acre lake is by foot or ATV after about a half-mile walk or ride from the trailhead on Big Lake Creek. From Highway 75, four miles east of Clayton, drive 14 miles up the East Fork Salmon River Road and turn right on Lake Creek Road. The parking area and trailhead is one mile at the end of the road.
For more information, contact the Salmon Region Fish and Game office at 208-756-2271.