Idaho Fish and Game's two new fishing trailers are beginning their tours of local ponds in Southwest Idaho and the Magic Valley this week.
The trailers are stocked with fishing gear and bait, and they're hard to miss with their bright colorful fish illustrations. The idea is to make the equipment and instruction available to children who do not have a family tradition of fishing.
"The goal is to get kids excited about fishing, " said Evin Oneale, Fish and Game conservation educator. "We've got a serious situation around the country right now where kids are not getting outside as much as they could, and fishing is a great way to get kids introduced to the outdoors."
A schedule for both trailers will be posted on Fish and Game's website and in local newspapers.