The Community Recreation Foundation will be hosting the 20th Annual Kid’s Fishing Day, Saturday, June 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Yesness Pond located at 4100 SW Wyoming Boulevard. This free event is for kids age 14 and under, accompanied by their parents. Due to the popularity of this event and limited space, families with last name’s beginning with the letter A through M fish from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and families with last names beginning with the letter N through Z fish from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Registration begins at event start time. There will be goody bags for all fishing participants - no one leaves empty-handed!

Prior to the start of the Fishing Day, Yesness Pond will be stocked with over 1500 catchable sized trout. If possible, participants should bring their own poles and lures/bait and sunscreen. North Platte Walleyes Unlimited will have a limited number of fishing poles and tackle donated in memoriam of Julie Barnum at the event for those in need of gear. Sportsman’s Warehouse and Rocky Mountain Discount Sports will supply bait, and Schwan’s Foods will bring the ice cream.

Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Parking spaces are limited; overflow parking can be found at Crest Hill Elementary School located at 4445 S. Poplar. The Fishing Day is sponsored by the Community Recreation Foundation, in cooperation with, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, North Platte Walleyes Unlimited, Wyoming Fly Casters, Schwan’s Foods, Trout Unlimited, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Rocky Mountain Discount Sports.

For more information, call the Casper Recreation Center at 235-8383 or check out the website This is a great way to spend some quality time with your family.