Monday, May 28, 2012

Oakland County Parks hosts Free Fishing weekend activity

   Oakland County Parks and Recreation will host a Free Fishing event at Upper Bushman Lake on Saturday, June 9 in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Free Fishing Weekend.
 “Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates the heritage and unique ecology of Upper Bushman Lake by teaching youths about fishing techniques, the stewardship of our lakes and streams and the fisheries those waterways support,” Natural Resources Planner Brittany Bird said.
   Hooked on Fishing participants will learn about catch-and-release fishing techniques and enjoy fish-related children’s crafts and activities. Poles and bait are provided or participants may bring their own.
   The event runs from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required, call 248-863-7020 or e-mail
   Located at 10089 Sashabaw Road in Clarkston, Upper Bushman Lake in Independence Oaks-North County Park is designated by the MDNR as the only public access catch-and-release lake in Southeast Michigan.
   The event is co-sponsored by DMF Bait Company, Great Lakes Worm Watch, MDNR and the Clinton River Watershed Council.

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