La Crosse holds free fishing day for kids

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- After being suspended in 2020 because of health concerns, the annual kids’ free fishing day has returned for the 9th year.

Fishing Poles, bait, snacks, and drinks are all provided at Chad Erickson Memorial Park in La Crosse.

Over 950 children and their parents have attended this event in the past,

The first 125 children registered will receive a fishing rod, reel, and an outdoor goodie bag courtesy of the Western Wisconsin AFL CIO,

“It’s one of our favorite events because we really enjoying working with the kids. Getting them outside at least one day a year away from the video games and whatnot. We got the most beautiful day we could ask for,” said Wester Wisconsin AFL CIO treasurer, Bill Brockmiller.

Brockmiller also says our fishing event is not about the fish caught, it’s about the time spent together catching them.