Bassmaster Elite Series pro Cliff Crochet’s 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7 at Bayside Tackle in Pierre Part.
Admission is $10 per child, and the seminars are open to all kids ages 5 and up, with proceeds from the day benefitting local charities.
“The hope is to introduce kids to fishing or get them more involved,” Crochet said. “Fishing is cool, and some kids don’t have a chance to do it.”
Crochet and several volunteers, including Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack, will be on hand to teach seminars on knot tying, saltwater fishing, casting, using live bait, bass fishing, rigging a jug line and more.
“One thing I think is pretty awesome is I got with the Pierre Part Volunteer Fire Department, and they’re doing a boating safety station,” he said.
Kids will receive goodie bags from Crochet’s sponsors, featuring a tackle box, T-shirt, hat, lures and lots more.
Crochet said everyone is welcome and registration will be allowed Saturday morning, but if kids are not pre-registered, they aren’t guaranteed sponsor prize packs.
To register online, click here or contact the event’s title sponsor, Clifton N. Ourso Insurance Agency in Donaldsonville, at 225-473-9887.
A lunch of hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.
“We’ll take as many kids as we can get,” Crochet said. “My biggest hope is that maybe fishing will save one of these kids one day down the road.”