DNR offers basic fishing workshop for women

The Department of Natural Resources is offering a basic fishing workshop designed specifically for women. The workshop is part of the DNR's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program and will be a two-part workshop on Tuesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gander Mountain in Fort Gratiot.

Beginning anglers will learn about different types of equipment, how to rig a rod and reel, tie basic knots, choose the right bait, identify fish and find out where to catch them. Registration fee is $10 per person and includes use of all equipment. Participants are asked to register by June 2.

''Spring is an especially great time to learn how to fish,'' said BOW program coordinator Sue Tabor. ''You'll have all summer to get out on the water and enjoy beautiful weather and great fishing.''

BOW is a noncompetitive program for women, in which each individual is encouraged to learn at her own pace. The emphasis is on the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities, and sharing in the success of one another.

Gander Mountain is located at 4055 24th Ave. in Fort Gratiot. Space is limited, and early registration is suggested. For more information and registration forms, visit www.michigan. gov/bow. Questions may be directed to 517-241-2225 or dnr-outdoors-woman@ michigan. gov.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan. gov/dnr.

Published: Thu, May 26, 2011


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