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Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium
May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Calling all anglers… and anglers to be! Rocktown Adventures will be hosting the Midwest Kayak Fishing Symposium May 19 at Rock Cut State Park in Loves Park, IL. (Hopefully will be a little warmer than the inaugural event!) Rock Cut State Park is home to Pierce Lake and Olson Lake, providing plenty of opportunity to get a line wet. In addition to the lakes there are great hiking and biking trails, so plenty to do outdoors!
Join us to learn all you can about kayak fishing in one day!
Fishing kayaks will be available for test paddles at Olson Lake from 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday May 19, and will include models from NuCanoe, Jackson Kayak, Native Watercraft, Old Town, and Perception. Kayaks, paddles, PFDs (life jacket) and basic paddling instruction will be provided. Bring your fishing gear and test out multiple kayaks in 15-20 minute paddles to learn what fits you best. Make a few casts to see how a fishing kayak can help you get what we all want…more fish! What can you accessorize your kayak with? Where do you like to stage your rods? How does your tackle box fit with the kayak? Can you fit a cooler or mount a fish finder? These and other questions can be best answered by going out and paddling a few different models.
Fishing from the pier at Olson or Pierce Lake is fun for all ages, so bring the little ones out as well. Along with the test paddles on Saturday May 19, learn about kayak fishing topics such as cold weather paddling tips and safety and rescue.
The price for this experience is just $10, with all proceeds benefiting the Chicagoland Chapter of Heroes On The Water, where we can help with their mission to help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors. Please call our Rockford location at 815-636-9066 or sign up below to register for the Symposium.
We hope you will come out and enjoy Rock Cut State Park and all it has to offer while gaining some knowledge on the sport of Kayak Fishing and supporting a great cause. Please give us a call at 815-636-9066, 630-506-5706, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this event. You can sign up for the symposium below.