IRON RIVER—During Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, the Ottawa National Forest is hosting an exciting, fun-filled day of fishing for kids and their families.
Community youngsters are invited to come out to Lake Ottawa with their fishing rods, tackle boxes, and bait to take part in the Ottawa National Forest’s Kids Free Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 9.
Every child fishing at the derby will receive a prize for participation. In addition to free fishing, the day will include a free lunch, casting contest, biggest fish contest, fish identification contest, minnow races, and prizes.
All prizes will be awarded after lunch. You must be registered and present to win. Derby registration starts at 7 a.m.
Youngsters age 16 and under are encouraged to register at the Lake Ottawa Day Use building when they arrive. Fishing should begin at 8 a.m.
All fishing should be done from shore or off of the fishing pier. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The fishing derby will be held on Lake Ottawa, located west of Iron River, on Lake Ottawa Road.
For more information regarding this event, contact Scott Pearson at (906) 358-4027.