(Kaw Lake, OK, April 27, 2011)  Learn how to identify different types of fish, cast safely and more at the Kids Focus on Fishing for children ages five to 12 to be held Saturday, May 7 at Pioneer Cove on Kaw Lake.  This free event, organized by the Kaw Lake Association, takes the place of the Crappie Kids Rodeo held the past three years.

“We want kids to enjoy the outdoors and learn a sport that can be with them for life,” said Jim Anderson, president of the Kaw Lake Association.  “That’s why we’ve added the mini-seminars to the program.”

Members of the Corps of Engineers, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Ponca City Bass Club will be assisting with the educational programs.

Children who have not pre-registered can enter that morning from 8-9 am and be eligible for the prizes to be given away including rods and reels and tackle packages provided by The Bass Federation.

In addition to these activities, younger siblings will have activities compliments of Camp McFadden.  These will be similar to children’s games at school carnivals, according to Mickey Schmith, Camp McFadden manager. 

Others who have helped with this event include The Ponca City Bass Club, ConocoPhillips and DMF Bait.

For information contact the Kaw Lake Association at 580-762-9494 (Ponca City) or 877-671-6985.  You can also go to our website www.kawlake.com or find us on Facebook.

The mission of the Kaw Lake Association is to promote tourism and economic development of north-central Oklahoma and south-central Kansas.  It. is one of 11 multi-county organizations that work with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other 10 multi-county associations to promote the state tourism industry. You can learn more by going to www.kawlake.com or checking us out on Facebook.