C.A.S.T. for Kids

C.A.S.T. for Kids Black Canyon Event, 2012

"Catch a Special Thrill" or C.A.S.T for Kids is a very special fishing event that provides disabled and disadvantaged children the opportunity to experience the joy of fishing. Each child is teamed up with a “Captain”, an expert angler from either the BASS Federation or local boaters and fishermen, who take the participant on their boat to enjoy life on water. The Captain introduces safety skills, the basics of fishing, and fishing ethics during the adventure.

C.A.S.T. for Kids is for children ages 7 to 17, no fishing experience is necessary. The participants take home fishing equipment, extra goodies, and an award. They also take home memories that last a lifetime!

2018 Events    
When Where Coordinator
June 16Canceled Sarg Hubbard Pond
Yakima WA
Chad Stuart
July 21Canceled Potholes State Park
Moses Lake, WA
Abby Jennings
July 21, Walcott State Park C.A.S.T. Event Burley Golf Course Boat Docks
Burley, ID
Sarah Wageman
July 8 Prineville Reservoir
Prineville, OR
Jay Yelas
August 18 Black Canyon C.A.S.T. EventPending Black Canyon Dam Park
Emmett, ID
Annette Ross
Hagg Lake September 9Pending Henry Hagg Lake
Forest Grove, OR
Jay Yelas
C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation Events Newsletter >> Photo Archives

The first C.A.S.T. for Kids event was in 1991 at Banks Lake in eastern Washington championed by former Reclamation Commissioner, John W. Keys III. For more information visit C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation.

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Annette Ross
Regional C.A.S.T. Coordinator
(208) 378-5322

Pacific Northwest Region
Bureau of Reclamation
1150 Curtis Road, Suite 100
Boise, Idaho 83706-1234

Last Update: 7/2/18