We have been invited to volunteer to help out at DuPage County Forest Preserve's trout fishing for kids event at Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve. While it is not about smallmouth it is about getting kibs introduced to the joys of fishing. We will meet foe breakfast at the Sunmist restaurant 501 E Lake St, Addison, IL 60101 at 7:00am and then head over to Wood Dale Grove at 7:45am.
Here is a description of the event:
Kids ages 15 and under are invited to experience the thrill of catching a fish at "Trout Fishing for Kids" on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County's Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve in Wood Dale.
Kids get a great opportunity to fish 9-acre Grove Lake after it's been stocked with rainbow trout but before the official spring opener, giving them a better chance to catch fish. Family members 16 and older are welcome to join the young anglers but may not fish themselves. The event is free and registration is not required. Some equipment will be available for loan, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear. Bait is provided. The entrance to Wood Dale Grove Forest Preserve is on Wood Dale Road 0.5 mile north of Lake Street. For more information, call 630-933-7248.
"This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to fishing and get them hooked on this fun pastime," said Forest Preserve District Commissioner Marsha Murphy, District 1.
"There's nothing better than seeing the delight on a child's face when they catch their first fish," said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore