Landscape, Nature, Outdoor Sports, photography, Photojournalism

Free Fishing Weekend

Free Fishing Weekend

Families line the bank of White Lake for Michigan’s biannual “Free Fishing Weekend.”

The state of Michigan offers two free-fishing weekends a year. This year’s summer event occurred June 13th and 14th. The purpose is to encourage children and families to enjoy the great outdoors, especially the wonders of sport fishing. It is thought that people who fish are more attuned to the demands of the aquatic environment and will help to improve and maintain it.

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Payton Ohs, with her mother, and brother, shows off her prized Bluegill early in the morning. (click on the photo to see a larger image.)

Families with their children traveled from around the state to participate in the White Lake Area Sportfishing Association fishing contest for children.

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Jaxton Monroe, 8 years old, poses with his dad and their freshly caught Bluegill. (click on photo to see a larger image.)

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