Take A Kid Fishing

Date: July 26, 2014
Time: 6 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Location: Pentwater Marina, 519 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449
Contact: Lori Cargill, 4-H Coordinator, 231-873-2129

THIS EVENT IS FULL AS OF 7/2/2014.  Thank you all for your interest.

The 24th Annual Whitey Wegner Memorial “Take a Kid Fishing” day will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014.  This event is organized each year by Ken Wegner of the Pentwater Sportsfishing Association and Becky Freeman of the Oceana County 4-H Youth Council, who together with the Pentwater Sportsfishing Association members, arrange for commercial charter boats to volunteer their time to teach youth participants about Great Lake fishing and respect for the Great Lakes.  This event is open to those youth who are 10-16 as of July 26, 2014. 

Every year there are enough fish caught to make for many good “fish stories”.  Last year 32 youth participated, catching 54 fish totaling over 409 pounds!

The Pentwater Sportsfishing Association captains volunteer their boats, time, and get donations for the culminating BBQ that is held at the Oceana Eagles.  All fish is cleaned and filleted then divided between the youth participants to take home.  Prizes for participation and competitive categories are awarded to all.  This event fills up very quickly.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis and limited to 34 youth.  Registration forms are available at the MSU Extension office at 210 Johnson Street in Hart and can be emailed or faxed to you if you call 231-873-2129.  The cost is $3 per participant.  Spots cannot be reserved by phone due to the popularity of this program; all paperwork needs to be turned in with payment to confirm participation.  If you have any questions please call the Extension office.

 Take A Kid Fishing Registration Form 2014  (as stated earlier, registration is first come first served up until 34 participants, therefore if you mail your registration in you may receive a call or email that it is full by the time it is received in the office.  If this is the case your money will be refunded to you)

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