The inaugural Lake Siskiyou Kids Fishing Day, scheduled May 25 in Mount Shasta, will take place in conjunction with the release of large rainbow trout from the Lake Siskiyou Trout Restoration Project. The trout were raised in net pens at the lake as part of an effort to improve the fishing quality for years to come.
The free event, which is co-sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Rotary Club of Mount Shasta, is open to youths 15 and under. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. at a site located on North Shore Road in Mount Shasta, and free bait and loaner rods will be available until 3 p.m. While it is recommended that adults accompany children, only youths 15 and under can fish at the event site. Volunteers will be available on site to answer questions about fishing.
“The goal of this youth event is to inspire increased participation of parents and their children in outdoors activities such as fishing,” said CDFW Environmental Scientist Monty Currier.
The Rotary Club of Mount Shasta raised the trout, which were supplied by CDFW in an ongoing effort to improve the fishery. The club constructed the pens at the Lake Siskiyou Marina, as part of a partnership that included CDFW, the Rotary Club of Mount Shasta and Siskiyou County. Additional support was provided by area foundations, organizations, volunteers and philanthropists.
For more information about the event, please contact Monty Currier at (530) 225-2368.
Directions to North Shore of Lake Siskiyou: Take Interstate 5 to Mount Shasta and take Exit 738 (Central Mount Shasta). Follow 0.2 miles to a stop sign at W Lake Street. Turn west and drive 0.3 miles to S Old Stage Road. Turn left and go 0.3 miles to W A Barr Road, then bear right and drive 1.8 miles to North Shore Road. Turn right on North Shore Road and drive 2.1 miles to the North Shore recreation access site on the left. Park at signed parking or along the shoulder. Please do not block the road.
Monty Currier, CDFW Northern Region, Inland Fisheries Program, (530) 225-2368
Jen Benedet, CDFW Hunter and Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3), (916) 903-9270