Kids Fishing Day

KFD 2023
Posted on 05/12/2023

Fish Yesness Pond during the annual Kid’s Fishing Day Saturday, June 3

Sponsored by the Community Recreation Foundation, Wyoming Department of Game & Fish, and local community businesses, this free event brings a day of fishing and fun to Casper kids.


Casper, Wyo. (May 11, 2023) – The Community Recreation Foundation and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department will be hosting Kid’s Fishing Day, a free event for kids 14 and under, Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Yesness Pond, located at 4100 SW Wyoming Boulevard.


Yesness Pond will be stocked with more than 1,500 catchable-sized trout. A half-day of fishing, educational tours, and a goodie bag will be provided to each angler. There will be prizes for the first 50 fisher kids who catch a fish. All children should be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.


Kid’s Fishing Day will have multiple educational tours from Wyoming Game and Fish Department experts. An environmental habitat tour will educate participants on the surrounding ecosystem, bird-watching, and fish anatomy. "In addition to fishing in Yesness Pond, youth can learn about birds they might see in the area like osprey, wildlife diseases, aquatic invasive species, and so much more," says Janet Milek, public information specialist for Game and Fish.


Kid’s Fishing Day is sponsored by the Community Recreation Foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in conjunction with several charitable businesses in Casper to make this year’s Kid’s Fishing Day extra special.  Attendees can use over 300 fishing poles provided by North Platte Walleyes Unlimited Club and learn casting from Trout Unlimited during on-site lessons. Pepsi is supplying a hydration station and R&R Rest Stops will be setting up portable facilities for the guest. Goodie bags sponsored by Visit Casper and Wagner’s Outdoor Outfitters.


A special thank you to Wyld Gear, Target, Walmart, Peden’s, Ugly Bug Fly Shop, as well as an anonymous donor. Kistler Tent and Awning, Jersey Mike’s Sub, and The Curly Wolf Den’s finely shaved ice will be selling treats to beat the heat.


Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. A sunscreen station provided by Natrona County Health Department and first aid supplies will be on-site. If possible, participants should bring their poles and lures/bait. Parking spaces are limited; overflow parking can be found at Crest Hill Elementary School located at 4445 S. Poplar.


For more information about Kid’s Fishing Day, please call (307) 235-8484.