The annual Feather River Trout Unlimited Graeagle Mill Pond Junior fishing derby went swimmingly, with young anglers casting out lines and catching fish well before 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20.
Feather River Trout Unlimited (FRTU) sponsors the beloved annual tradition around this time each year to serve as not only a fishing derby, but also a memorable experience of adventure in the great outdoors for young children and their families.
For several young attendees, it was their first fishing derby, but was sure not to be their last. Several young beginning anglers lined up at the beginning of the day and received free equipment such as rods, reels and tackle provided by the Trout Unlimited Graeagle Chapter.
The pond was stocked by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife with many thanks going to local fisheries expert Amber Mouser from FRTU.
Founded in Michigan in 1959, Trout Unlimited is a national non-profit organization with 147,000 members dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.
At the Feather River Chapter #905 of Trout Unlimited, the group devotes its time to community outreach, education related efforts and resource conservation projects that positively affect the citizens and resources of the Feather, Yuba, and Little Truckee Rivers.