A Special Thrill with C.A.S.T. for Kids at Black Canyon Reservoir

Written by: Erika Lopez

Participant Proudly Holds Up His Catch
Participant Proudly Holds Up His Catch
In August, Black Canyon C.A.S.T. for Kids event had another successful year. Eager kid anglers started to arrive one hour before the event began. One would guess that the excitement could no longer be kept in. By 7:30 a.m., a line of boats circled around the park. Twenty-five boat captains signed in and it was the right amount needed to take out the 34 participants and their guardian out on the lake.

"C.A.S.T. for Kids is one of my most exciting summer events," said one participant. "This is my third year coming. I love fishing and riding on the boat."

This was a great fishing year. Participants chimed in on the radios to announce to everyone when they caught a fish. As the fishing adventure ended and the boats returned to shore, all the fish stories began and were followed with the captured fish to prove it.

"After 21 years at Black Canyon Park in Emmett, Idaho, C.A.S.T. continues to get better and better and it wouldn't be so without the great volunteers," said Erika Lopez, event coordinator for Reclamation's Snake River Area Office. "This is a very special event for the kids, their parents and the volunteers."

We hope to see you all again next year!

Published on October 05, 2015