IRON RIVER—In celebration of Michigan’s 2013 Free Fishing Weekend on June 8– 9, 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 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.
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 should register at the Lake Ottawa Day Use Building when they arrive. Fishing will 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 Ottawa National Forest has a strong commitment to the community’s youth and is proud to host a memorable day of fishing for the kids and their families.
The fishing derby will be held on Lake Ottawa, located west of Iron River, on Lake Ottawa Road. For more information regarding this event, please contact Scott Pearson at (906) 358-4027.