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Learn To Trout Fish For Dinner Class

Join Wisconsin DNR for a weekend class at the Sugar Creek Bible Camp nestled in the fabled trout waters of Crawford County. On Friday, we will start at camp to learn about the waters in this area, the species that live in them, and how to access them. You will get dryland practice using a spinning rod and selecting baits and lures in preparation for Saturday’s fishing outing. We will also dabble in the fine art of fly fishing. After a day on the streams, we will return to camp, where you will learn how to clean and cook the catch, then sit down for a potluck dinner.

Sunday is optional and will bring another fishing opportunity if you stay. This is Mother’s Day Weekend and some of our instructors may need to leave early. If you’re a mom, you can consider this your weekend getaway.

All gear, supplies, lodging and meals are provided. A packing list of what to bring and directions to camp will be sent to registrants.

When: Friday, May 12, 5 p.m. – Sunday, May 14, early afternoon

Where: Sugar Creek Bible Camp, 13141 Sugar Creek Bible Camp Rd., Ferryville, WI 54628

Lodging: Bunk in cabins at the camp.

Licenses: Fishing licenses can be waived for novices with fewer than two years of fishing experience. Participants opting for the waiver must obtain a DNR Customer Identification number and include it on the registration form. Call 1-888-936-7463 for the number or visit the DNR’s website and search for Customer ID. Anglers with two or more years of fishing experience must have a Wisconsin fishing license and trout stamp.

Cost: This class is free, but space is limited. Your registration confirms your attendance. If you must cancel, please contact us by May 8.

Registration Process and Deadline:

  1. Log on to Go Wild, click on the Safety Education tab, then “Browse for a Class.”
  2. Choose Course Type, “Fishing for Dinner,” hit Search then Enroll.
  3. Register by May 2.

Questions? Contact Theresa Stabo, Angler Education & Outreach Program Specialist, or 608-577-6332.

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