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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
By Dave Graybill
The opening day of trout fishing season is coming up later this month. There are several events planned on our year round waters, and they are typically focused on getting kids and their families out fishing. There are a couple of them planned for the third Saturday in April every year. One that I started over 20 years ago takes place in Rock Island at the Pit Pond. The City of Rock Island does some landscaping clean up and tidies up the shorelines in anticipation of the crowds that show up. Local volunteers often serve donuts and coffee in the morning and hot dogs, snacks, and soft drinks later in the day. Members of the Wenatchee Sportsman Associate often appears at the event with loaner rods and tackle and bait for the kids to use. The City of Rock Island and the local volunteers have made this into something folks look forward to every year. Also, on the same day and going on at least as long as the Rock Island event, is the kids fishing day near Oasis Park in Ephrata. The ponds at both locations are loaded with fresh trout to assure the kids will catch a few.