Young anglers ages 8-14 are invited to participate in the annual Steelhead Fishing Clinic to be held Thursday, October 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, October 28 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Both events will be held at the Idaho Fish and Game regional office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.
Life history of a steelhead, fishing gear, and various fishing techniques will be presented during the Thursday night classroom session. Saturday, October 28 will feature an on the water fishing experience where students will be paired with a mentor and spend the day on a drift or jet boat to practice their new skills.
“This clinic has been a tradition for many years and we are happy to share Steelhead fishing knowledge with area youth,” says fisheries biologist Brett Bowersox.
Clinic participants are required to have a valid 2017 Idaho fishing license. Youth should be dressed for the weather and bring a life jacket and lunch. Idaho Fish and Game will supply all the needed fishing gear/equipment, boats, fishing instruction and some snacks.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. To learn more or to register for this free clinic, contact the Lewiston Parks & Recreation office at 208-746-2313.