The grand opening for the Lake Camanche Children’s Fishing Area is Saturday.
The first 50 kids will get a free fishing pole and tackle box. Free fishing will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children up to 12 years old. Hot dogs and soft drinks will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The pond is located at the South Shore Tule Days area. It was part of a larger fishing area but was cordoned off just for children. There will be free fishing for children up to 12 years old year-round.
At the grand opening, there will be demonstrations on cleaning and cooking fish. Experienced anglers also will be on hand to teach fishing techniques.
Lake Camanche is about 60 miles north of Modesto, just east of the Highway 88 and Highway 12 split.
The pond will be planted with trout, perch and bluegill. For more information, call (209) 763-5121.