LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Just before the storms hit Saturday morning, families were able to hit the water for a day of fishing.

The third annual free fishing weekend allows kids and families to fish without a license for one weekend. About 200 families showed up to take part Saturday. Kids received free bait, along with lunch and prizes, at the event.

Coordinators say the event is something that both kids and their families love to take part in.