BILLINGS – Fishermen have been passing on tradition and their experience to children since the dawn of fishing, and that tradition continued at Lake Elmo on Saturday.
The Billings Kiwanis Club hosted nearly 60 people at its 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Jamboree.
Several other organizations also helped teach and guide children and their parents or grandparents.
Fishing is something the kids can enjoy with their families.
“Sometimes the parents are a little nervous thinking that they have to have a little know-how,” said Bill Clagg of the Billings Kiwanis Club. “But we have Pike Masters around helping to unsnaggle the line, put a worm on a hook for a youngster, even a mom, and taking the fish off. We record fish caught and then we release them. So we’re all learning, even those of us who think we’re experts.”
This is the first year at Lake Elmo for the jamboree.
In past years, the Kiwanis have fished at Lake Josephine in Riverfront Park.