Bob Hurley Presents Kaw Lake Association’s Kids Focus on Fishing Saturday, May 11Bob Hurley presents Kaw Lake Association’s Kids Focus on Fishing for children ages 5 to 12 Saturday, May 11, at Pioneer Cove, Kaw City. A $7 pre-registration entry paid by Tuesday, April 22, entitles all children to a free t-shirt and hot dog lunch. Registration for those registering after the deadline is $10.
“The Kids Focus on Fishing event offers a wonderful educational experience by providing hands-on learning opportunities on water safety, baiting, and fishing, just to name a few,” said Shanna Stierwalt, executive director of Kaw Lake Association.
Pre-registration is available by completing the form available at the Kaw Lake Association office located at 700 Morgan Square E, Kaw City; Kaw City Hall; at www.Kawlake.com and on Kaw Lake Association’s Facebook page. Emails may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check-in is Saturday morning, May 11, from 8-9 a.m. followed by mini-seminars from 9-10 a.m. The brief programs include water safety, casting safety, and fish identification. Kids will be allowed to fish from the bank from 10-11:30 a.m.
Each child will be assigned to a team. When a child catches a fish they will report it to the team leader. All members of the team catching the most fish will receive a prize donated by The Bass Federation.
Prizes will be awarded at 12 noon, followed by a free lunch for registered participants. “Also, this year we are offering a Gene Hindman Scholarship and awarding five participants with free registration in his honor. We are also implementing a biggest catch of the day plaque in his honor,” Stierwalt said.
“Mr. Hindman was an avid fisherman for years at Kaw Lake. His family set up a memorial fund to go to the Kaw Lake Association, and this is how we have chosen to honor him. We have enough currently in the fund to do this for at least five years,” she added.
Organized by the Kaw Lake Association, Bob Hurley presents Kids Focus on Fishing is also sponsored by City of Kaw City, Kay Electric, The Bass Federation, Kaw Lake Educational Foundation, US Army Corps of Engineers, First National Bank, Hideaway Marina, Pioneer Cove Marina, Carys Septic, The Attic Boutique, Nga Wells State Farm, and Jimmy’s Ski and Marine.