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Kids Fishing Clinic at Lewis and Clark Lake SRA

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Fishing instructors will be available to teach parents and children fishing basics at Lewis and Clark Lake SRA.

Children and parents are invited to participate in the Crofton Kids Fishing Clinic on April 25, 4-5 p.m. The clinic will be held at Lewis and Clark Lake State Recreation Area, Weigand Area, near Crofton. Clinic is limited to 50 children (under 16 years old).

Certified Aquatic Education fishing instructors from the Nebraska Walleye Association Kids Fishing Clinics Charity, Inc. and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will be available to instruct parents and child on casting, knot tying, bait, tackle, water safety, and fish identification and anatomy.

Each child will receive a free fishing rod, reel, and tackle. Candy bar and pop will be provided by CJ’s at the Lake.

Families are encouraged to arrive early to watch the Nebraska Walleye Association tournament weigh-in at 3 p.m.; check-in for the kid’s clinic will begin shortly after weigh-in.

To register for the Crofton Kids Fishing Clinic, please contact Joyce and Doyle Stevens at 402-388-2477 or doyles@gpcom.net. Registration ends April 24, spots are limited.

Event organizers are also seeking local volunteers to assist with the fishing clinic and tournament. If interested, contact Ray or Betty Clayton at 402-450-9235 or clay7120@gmail.com.

About Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

NEBRASKAland Associate Editor Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam, and moved to the United States with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California, in 2008 and completed her bachelor’s degree at UCLA in 2012. Wheatley was editor-in-chief for her high school newspaper and continued to write in college, freelancing for various publications, the Tiger Woods Foundation and writing for her blog FoodForHunters.com. After graduating college, she moved to Nebraska in early 2013 to join the Commission as Regional Editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine. She then became associate editor in 2015. Wheatley enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and wild game cooking.

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