On Thursday, October 30th information will be presented on life history of a steelhead, fishing gear, and various fishing techniques. Saturday, November 1st will feature an on the water fishing experience. Students will be paired with a mentor and will be able to go out for a day on a drift or jet boat to practice their new skills!
"Every anadromous (ocean-going) fish that comes into Idaho, has to pass through our valley," says fisheries biologist Scott Putnam. This clinic has been a tradition for many years and we are happy to share our skills with area youth."
Clinic participants are required to have a valid 2014 Idaho fishing license. Youth should be dressed for the weather and should bring a life jacket and lunch. Idaho Fish and Game will supply all the needed fishing gear/equipment, boats, fishing instruction and some snacks.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. To learn more or to register for this free clinic, contact the Lewiston Parks & Recreation office at 208-746-2313.