Floating fishing school to get underway in June

Published 9:51 am Friday, May 10, 2013

It’s summer and it’s time for some fishing fun. Join a VDGIF Fisheries Biologist and the Angling Education Coordinator aboard “The Floating Fishing School,” a 26-foot Sun Tracker pontoon boat provided by Bass Pro Shops & Tracker Marine for the Summer Fishing Series on four different lakes, including Lake Airfield. Locations and dates are:

• Sandy River Reservoir Friday, June 7

• Lake Orange Tuesday, June 11

• Lake Frederick Wednesday, June 19

• Lake Airfield Tuesday, June 25

VDGIF public fishing lakes are great places to fish for a variety of species. The participants will be fishing for whatever is biting: sunfish, crappie, catfish and bass. This event will be a great opportunity to enjoy a nice day on the water, learn the basics of fishing and fish biology.

Each workshop is from 7:30 a.m. to noon Bait, tackle, PFD, snacks and drinks are provided. The registration fee is $15 per participant. Take a Kid Fishing; each adult (18 and older) must register with at least one child between 8-17 years of age. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Freshwater fishing license required for ages 16 and older. Event is open until filled; to register and pay, contact Chris Dunnavant at 804-367-6778 or at chris.dunnavant@dgif.virginia.gov.