The Billings Kiwanis Club held the 24th Annual Youth Fishing Jamboree Saturday, July 11, at Riverfront Park Lake Josephine – with 130 participants. There were, 60 youth, 50 additional family members and 20 volunteers, in attendance. It was a perfect day with 70 degree temperature, blue sky and a gentle breeze.
Cabela’s provided fishing poles for those in need and Pryor Creek Bait Company worms for all. The jamboree started at 10:00 AM with fishing instruction by Carol Henckel. It was followed by 90 minutes of fishing assisted by Montana Pike Master and Audubon Nature instruction. One hundred sixteen fish were caught, that included several bass and perch, one trout and Catfish, plus many blue gills.
At 11:35 AM a picnic was provided to all, by Walleyes Unlimited, Poly Food Basket and Pepsi Cola. All ended at 12:15 PM, with clean-up leaving nothing, but footprints. Everyone left with a smile.