La Crosse Free Fishing Day will give kids the chance to experience fishing

Local kids will be able to try their hand at fishing this weekend, without the need for a license or gear.

The Union Sportsman’s Alliance is hosting its seventh annual Free Fishing Day this Saturday. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.

Kids can stop by La Crosse’s Pettibone Park, borrow a pole and bait, and set up along the park’s ponds. The first 100 kids will get to keep their fishing poles as well.

Pre-registration is not required, but it is recommended. You can pre-register by emailing

A picnic lunch will also be available after the event.