Kids’ fishing fair is the reel deal

Kids, let your fish story come true at the Bloomington Kids’ Fishing Fair. Young anglers up to age 12 can compete for trophies for the largest catch of the day for four species.

Kids of any fishing ability are welcome to join in the fun Saturday, June 5, 8:30 a.m., at West Bush Lake Park, 9140 East Bloomington Road. The fishing contest begins at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. No fishing license is required, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own rod and reel. Free bait, knot-tying and casting demonstrations will be available.

The 28th annual event is sponsored by the Bloomington Optimist Club, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Izaak Walton League and Fishing for Life. Due to COVID-19, the latest guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health will be followed for all event activities. For more information, visit or call 952-594-2859.