A trout pond added to the fun as young anglers also hooked and fought more summer-runs at the second Kids Steelhead Days on the Skykomish this past weekend.
Saturday’s event on the Reiter Ponds side of the famed North Sound river saw just under three dozen girls and boys attend, with Ava Kinder once again landing a chromer, just as she did during the inaugural event on June 1, the only one then.
“We finished the day with about 10 fish hooked, three landed and a few of the lost fish were lost right at the bank just moments from the net,” reported Matthew Kennedy of Sky Valley Anglers.
Dyilen Kennedy and Wesley Cannon were the other two lucky steelheaders, while the trout pond proved to be a hit the whole way around.
“Nothing but happy kids and parents and lots of smiles and good memories for the kids,” Kennedy said.
His group along with the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club organized the series of events, with the final one for the summer set for the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3.
This second one combined angling with a fishing seminar for parents in hopes of inspiring the next generation of anglers.
“One the coolest parts of the day, besides the kids catching a few more and the hookups, was that with a little bit smaller of a crowd we were able to work more one on one with the kids and actually spend time teaching them and engaging in conversation with them while teaching,” said Kennedy.
He said he’s looking forward to making next month’s finale the biggest and best yet.
“So far we are extremely happy with the way the event is going and our missions have been successful,” Kennedy stated.