The Texas Game Warden Association and Somervell County 4-H have partnered up again for the 17th Annual Youth Fish Day, providing an opportunity for young anglers to try their luck at reeling in a lunker.
This year's Youth Fish Day is slated for Saturday, May 17 at Squaw Creek Lake Marina. Youth and their parents will have two hours to enjoy fishing the lake for bass, catfish and sunfish, from 9-11 a.m.
At 11:15 a.m., all youth will be asked to line up for a group photo near the marina, and at 11:30 a.m. all fishing poles and tackle will be collected prior to a hot dog lunch. All anglers and their chaperones will be asked to exit the park by 2:30 p.m.
The Somervell County Youth Fish Day is open to all local with a parent or guardian in attendance. There will be no entry fee at the gate entering the lake for the event and all family members are invited.
Registration for the Youth Fish Day will be at the gate and identification will be required. Names of all adults and children, as well as the ages of the youth must be provided before entering the park.
Organizers strongly encourage youth to bring their own fishing pole since the number of participants has increased over the years and shortages have been experienced in the past. Fishing poles and proper tackle will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Worms will also be provided for bait and youth are encouraged to bring their own lures or preferred bait.
In the event of rain, Youth Fish Day will be held Sunday, May 18 from 1-3 p.m.
Event T-shirts will also be provided to youth who participate in this event. Businesses interested in sponsoring Youth Fish Day or making a donation to continue the event may call 897-7997.