Fish campers reel in memories

Dylan Goetz • Jul 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

The YMCA Fishing Camp started its third week of fishing trips along the Grand Haven boardwalk on Monday.

The three-hour fishing session is part of a weeklong summer camp for boys and girls. Each week, the Tri-Cities Family YMCA gets a new group of kids involved to shorten the waiting list. Depending on the outing and availability of supervisors, the YMCA can take about 15-20 kids fishing each week.

Ages 6-13 can learn about different fishing techniques, including tying knots and tackle, according to the summer camp guide.

YMCA preschool coordinator Melissa Freel said many people think the camp is just for boys, which is not the case.

Camper Jack Warner caught two fish in the first hour of fishing Monday, which is a personal best, he said.

“I have caught some sheepshead before, but I’ve never caught anything close to that size,” he said.

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