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September 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us for this monthly, evening free fishing program at Lake Emilie in McKeesport! Lake Emilie has a variety of species – bass, trout, catfish, and more! No prior fishing experience needed and great activity for all ages. This is a monthly program at Lake Emilie.
▷ What does the program provide?
- All fishing gear needed: rods/reels, bait, tackle, nets, and safety equipment
- Instruction for learning to fish
- Assistance with baiting, catches, and fish ID
- Fishing license exemption: you will not need a fishing license to attend the program
- thanks to the Fishing Skills Instructor (FSI) certification program through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
▷ What do I need to bring fish?
Just bring anyone attending, hydration, sun protection, and curiosity! We’ll have everything else on-site that you will need.
▷ How do I sign up to attend?
Register yourself and anyone attending with you below. We ask that you sign up for each program so we know how many are attending and how to contact you in case of severe weather.
▷ Never fished before? Learn with us!
Our staff will be able to teach you the basics of fishing from casting, baiting your hook, and hopefully reeling in your first catch! We can work with you individually to help you learn this great outdoor sport. By the end of the program you’ll be a SMART angler!
▷ Seasoned angler? You are always welcome!
If you prefer to use some of your favorite personal gear, we can supply you with anything else you could need. There is always something new to learn while fishing.
▷ Would you like adaptive fishing gear?
We have gear that can be used upon request, including rod holders for chairs/wheelchairs and wrist supports. Please e-mail Amanda at AWesterlund@ventureoutdoors.org to reserve adaptive gear.
This is one of many Pittsburgh First Catch Program events held around the western PA region. The Pittsburgh First Catch Program is a pilot program developed to connect outdoor fishing and kayaking experiences with youth, young adults, and adults throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Make sure to check out all the amazing FREE programs through this project!
This project is supported by the R3 Education Grant Program, administered by Venture Outdoors and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, through a grant awarded by the R.K. Mellon Foundation.