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Kids' Fishing Day to Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

On Saturday, July 11, Mills Fleet Farm is sponsoring the 8th Annual Kids' Fishing Day from 11 a.m. Ė 3 p.m. at their 11 stores in Minnesota*. For the first time, festivities will feature a Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM display in addition to other activities that will excite children about fishing. As they pass through stations, participants will have fun learning basic fishing skills, boating safety, and gain a greater awareness of aquatic invasive species.

"The Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM partnership is pleased to be working with Mills Fleet Farm on Kids' Fishing Day," said Doug Jensen, Aquatic Invasive Species program coordinator for the University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program. Jensen says that children really like the jars of "pickled" specimens that the Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!TM partners use for show-and-tell and the temporary tattoos they hand out.

"Kids are so curious about our lakes and rivers, and ask such good questions," he said. "Learning about zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil, and spiny waterfleas is the first step in knowing how to prevent their spread."

The Kidís Fishing Day festivities are free. Experts from Minnesota Sea Grant, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Forever, lake associations, and other organizations will be available to answer questions, regardless of your fishing knowledge, experience, or age!

Have fun learning about:

  • knot tying
  • fish identification
  • types of fishing line
  • aquatic invasive species in Minnesota
  • casting with rod & reel combos
  • live bait tips
  • proper life vest fittings
  • ...and much more!

For any questions, please visit the Customer Service Desk at your nearest Mills Fleet Farm location.

*Store locations: Alexandria, Blaine, Brainerd/Baxter, Brooklyn Park, Fergus Falls, Lakeville, Oakdale, Owatonna, Rochester, St. Cloud/Waite Park, and Winona

Posted on July 7, 2009


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