NEWWA Fishing Day


May 25, 2023

Grace Moore

Small fish are encouraged to swim in this race by the agitation of the water behind them, which is caused by air blown through a straw.

The North East Wyoming Walleye Association (NEWWA) hosted their annual Kids Day water safety and fishing class last week.

With buses bringing fifth graders from Sundance and Moorcroft as well as fifth and sixth graders from Upton, the bright warm day at the Keyhole campground was packed with fun as the 134 kids walked from one to another of the five "stations", among which they learned how to cast, tie knots and make minnows race.

Zayden DeCoteau, from Moorcroft Elementary, was one such student, who spoke to the day's events, "It's pretty good, I like the fishing [casting]." He explained th...

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