May 28, 2015 10:35 PM by Linda Watkins-Bennett
The annual Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs event will kick off National Fishing Week in Chico Saturday, May 30th. The FREE children's event takes place from 7 a.m. to Noon at Horseshoe Lake in Bidwell park.
Kids 15 and under are invited to turn out for a chance at catching 8 thousand pounds of channel catfish that will be planted in the lake on Friday. Tackle, bait and instruction are provided by volunteers, and your fish can even get cleaned for free. (One fish per child limit)
No fishing license is required for anglers 16 and under, and only children are allowed to fish. There is even a separate area for children 1 to 5 to ensure they catch that first fish.
More volunteers are always welcome. For more information call (530) 891-4757 or you can find the Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs Facebook page online.