Ottawa County Conservation District Fishing Clinic

Ottawa County Conservation District, in partnership with the Northeast Technology Center and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, sponsored a Fishing Clinic at Afton on June 5. There were 115 elementary students and 57 adults participating.

Over 100 students participated in the fishing clinic, including this kindergarten graduate from Fairland Elementary School.
(Photo by Shirley Hudson, Ottawa County Conservation District.)

Kip Whiteley, Earth Team volunteer, handed out bait and baited hooks for students who were reluctant to touch worms! Drawings were held in which the students received prizes including rods and reels, fishing tackle items and tackle boxes.

“Many fish were caught and many memories made,” said Shirley Hudson, Ottawa County Conservation District secretary.