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Fishing Day Celebration at Bonaparte Lake

Jun 13, 2012

Come Fish with us! Kids everywhere are invited to participate in Tonasket Ranger District's 16th annual Fish Day Celebration Saturday June 16, 2012.

Registration for this year's Fish Day activities begins at 8:30 Saturday morning near the Bonaparte Lake Campground fishing pier. The campground is located about 30 miles east of Tonasket. Official fish derby hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The event is geared toward kids 14 years old and younger. The kids will fish from the dock for "keeper sized" rainbow trout donated especially for this event.

In addition to taking home fish they catch, participants will be eligible to receive fishing related items donated by businesses, individuals and organizations.

"This is a fun, family oriented event made possible by the Oroville Sportsmen's Club, and other donors. One goal of the sponsors is for young angler to learn what fun fishing can be while having a great day out with their families," said Dale Olson, Tonasket District Ranger.

"Educational stations are an addition to this year's festivities," said Olson. "One of the stations will be a Bird House station where kids will be provided with a free bird house kit and hands on direction for putting their bird house together. At the Aquatic Insect station, participants will explore the lake and find out what fish like to eat."

The weather can change quickly at Bonaparte Lake, so everyone is encouraged to dress in layers and come prepared for fun come rain or shine. Lunch will be provided free to all kids, courtesy of the Oroville Sportsmen's Club. Club volunteers will be available to help kids land their fish and will clean the fish, too!

Bring your fishing rods, your families, chairs, sense of adventure and join us for a day of fishing fun at Bonaparte Lake!

For more information about the fishing day celebration, please contact Tonasket Ranger District at 509-486-2186.

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