Kids enjoy day of fishing fun at Ontonagon Marina
Children enjoy casting contests, minnow race and prizes
ONTONAGON - The weather was cool and sometimes rain fell but the Ontonagon Marina Saturday was full of children and parents for the Kids Fishing Derby, hosted by the Ottawa National Forest.
The day included casting contests, minnow races, prizes in many divisions and other activities. Dad Joey Voldarski said it was "exciting " to see the kids smiling and excited about catching fish.
The Kids Fishing Derbies were held at several areas during the Michigan Free Fishing Weekend.
The local event was also supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.P. Sports Fishermen's Association, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Friends of the Porkies, the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Fisheries Division and many other local partners.