Lets Go Fishing

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A training for new volunteers is set for Thursday in Rhinelander for a program that takes seniors, youth, the disabled  and veterans out on fishing excursions.

The Rhinelander chapter of  "Lets Go Fishing" needs people to learn to be captains and mates says spokesperson Neal Baudhuin. He says they will begin with a morning training session at the Oneida County Senior Center then move to the water....

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It's National Volunteer Week and a non-profit group giving older adults and those with needs a chance for a day of fishing is looking for volunteer help during the soft water months.

Let's Go Fishing was founded in 2002 by Joe Holm in Minnesota. The chapters have grown there, but Rhinelander became the first place in Wisconsin with a chapter. Holm says with the growing older adult population, there is a large need to provide positive experiences...

The Northwoods chapter of Let’s Go Fishing is running into some obstacles leading up to its second season. 

The group formed last year to take seniors, veterans, and disabled people on boat rides, free of charge. The trips leave from Hodag Park in Rhinelander, as it’s close to many care facilities.   

But chapter Vice President Mark Schroeder says the program faces the problem of where to store the 33-foot pontoon boat between rides. 

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After a successful launch recently, the "Lets Go Fishing Northwoods" chapter is hoping to find some volunteer help to keep the program going. The program is for seniors and others who aren't likely to get a chance to fish. The boat is launched from the landing on Boom Lake in Rhinelander.

Stephanie Schroeder says they are hoping volunteers step forward for an upcoming training. They're looking for captains...

 

Lets Go Fishing

The Northwoods Chapter of Lets Go Fishing leaves the dock Wednesday and Thursday from Hodag Park in Rhinelander.

The program was developed for seniors and others who enjoy fishing but can't get out on the water says chapter president Sue Koehne....

"....this organization is planning on taking any groups who wish to, especially if they have a senior or a child with special needs. It's a very wide range of process that we can to with the (Lets Go Fishing) boat and we have a large number of volunteers who can help us accomplish what we need..."