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Family fishing day set for weekend


USFS photo

A young fisherman approaches Pats Lake with a net at the ready during the Family Fishing Day 2016.

Kids and their folks are encouraged to gear up this weekend for the seventh annual "Family Fishing Day" at Pats Lake midday Saturday.

Put on cooperatively by the Forest Service, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Stikine

Sportsmen Association, the annual gathering takes advantage of special regulations geared toward young anglers. During the third and fourth weekends of June each year, children aged 15 and under are allowed to use bait while trout fishing in Pats Lake. The usual size restrictions are also waived, with participating youths able to keep up to two cutthroat trout apie...

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