Kids get their own fishing opener


May 4, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Lindsey Fontecchio, of Hurley, baits the hook for her son, Banx, 5, who wasn't quite comfortable with putting worms on hooks quite yet, at Saturday's kids' fishing event at Weber Lake in Upson. Banx was one of 40 kids to receive a free rod and reel from event sponsor the Superior Bass Club. Family friend Melissa Dyon, pictured in back, brought her daughter Brooklyn, 3.


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UPSON, Wis. - The Saturday Wisconsin fishing opener offered good weather and anglers at Weber Lake had a little extra special fun for families attending the "Kids Fishing Event."

Around 150 participants found their spot along the wide shoreline of Weber Lake, adjacent to the White Pine Ski Resort in Upson. The 17th annual event was open to all children with the first 40 who registered getting a free rod and reel from the Superior Bass Club.

The purpose of the event was to get kids and families to enjoy the outdoors together," said "Big Fish Joe...

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