Dozens of kids get hooked on fishing

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 19:31:24-04

Dozens of kids spent the day getting 'hooked' on fishing at Eagle Island State Park Saturday.

The Fifth Annual "Cops and Bobbers" free fishing day invites newcomers to the sport to learn how to cast a line.

Not only did participants receive instruction but they also got to take a fishing pole home with them.

Ada County Sheriff's Office deputies and Eagle Police were there to give them some pointers.

"Some of my most fond memories are fishing with my dad. And, especially in this area, we have a lot of new folks moving to the area... a lot of new folks who don't know how to fish," said Deputy Tom McEachern, Eagle Police Department. "So, it's a great way to meet the people who are moving here."

Idaho Fish and Game has three more free fishing days coming up in June. The first one is on June 1 at McDevitt Pond from 4-8 p.m. with the next one on June 4 at Settlers Pond from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The last opportunity this Spring is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 11 at McDevitt Pond.

They provide all the supplies, all you have to do is show up.