Every year in Wisconsin the first Saturday in June is “Free Fishing Day.” Anyone can capture a fish on that day – no license required. To celebrate Iron County waters and to introduce young people to the joys of angling in the north woods, the Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance, Iron County Land and Water Conservation Department, Iron County 4H and the Mercer Chamber of Commerce sponsor a Family Free Fishing event at the Lake of the Falls Park on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage.
The event is tailored to young people, but involves the whole family. Children and adults will have the opportunity to fish from boat or shore on the beautiful Flambeau Flowage. Professional guides and experienced Flowage anglers including Land and Water Conservation’s Zach Wilson will assist family members in their quest to “land the big one.”
Bob Traczyk of Trout Unlimited will be on hand to teach fly tying and fishing. Iron County UW-Extension 4H Youth Development educator, Neil Klemme will supply rods and reels for use during the day. Mercer bait shops, Turtle River Trading and Flambeau Flowage Sports will supply free worms and minnows. Members of the Mercer Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to give information on other Iron County outdoor adventure possibilities.
At noon a free lunch for all attendees will feature Snow’s IGA brats, “butter dogs”, Frederico’s buns, chips and drinks.
There will be a prize drawing at 1:30 – prizes include tackle, rods and reels all chosen by the pros at Turtle River Trading and Flambeau Flowage Sports.
So mom, dad, grandparents and kids, plan to be at the Iron County Lake of the Falls park at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 3rd.