Kid's Fishing Days slated
Anglers 15 years and under are invited to try their luck at fishing.
Kids Fishing Events Scheduled for April & May
The first event, hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, TWRA, and Trout Unlimited, will be held at Spring Creek on Saturday, April 20th from 7:00 am till 11:00 am. Spring Creek Road (FDR 27) is located just north of the Hiwassee River and east of U.S. Highway 411. From Hwy 411 take the turn off to Gee Creek Campground, and follow FDR 27, past the new Spring Creek Shooting Range - follow the signs.
The second event, hosted by the U.S. Forest Service, TWRA, Tennessee State Parks, and the Cherokee Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will be at McCamy Lake in the Chilhowee Recreation Area on May 18th, 7:00 am-12:00 pm. From U.S. Highway 64 near the Ocoee Ranger Station turn onto FDR 77 – Ocoee Scenic Byway. Continue up Chilhowee Mountain seven miles to the Chilhowee Recreation Area - follow the signs.
Catchable size trout will be stocked at these locations. Fishing will be restricted to children 15 years of age and under. A non-fishing parent or guardian must accompany all children. No licenses or permits are required. Prizes will be given away during these events.
Sponsors include: Trout Unlimited, Tennessee Wildlife Officers Association, Bargain Barn and the Etowah Chamber of Commerce, The Polk County/Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce, Johnson Coca-cola, J&Bs Fish and Tackle, Hiwassee Corner Market, Reliance Fly and Tackle, Benton Shooter’s Supply, Cherokee Houndsmen, and Fay Portables.
For additional information about the upcoming “Kids Fishing Day” events please contact Bo Reynolds at (423) 338-3319 or the Ocoee Ranger Station at (423)338-3300. You can also contact Casey Pittman of TWRA at (615)306-9911.
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