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Kids Fishing Day!

27th Annual Kids Fishing Day!

“Jim Beard Memorial Event”

This fun, family event is an island favorite! Fishing, food, prizes, t-shirt painting, and more activities! Kids, bring your gear and an adult to the Gravelly Creek Day Use Area. That’s the big parking lot 3.5 miles west of Thorne Bay.

Please come prepared with your fishing poles and dressed for challenging weather. Wear sturdy footwear and register with guardians at registration to review rules and receive free door prizes.

Bring two white t-shirts to paint for matching parent/child shirts for Father’s Day weekend.

Fun educational activities, booths, demonstrations, with FREE BBQ and Cotton Candy provided by:

  • Thorne Bay and Craig Ranger District Staff

  • Invertebrate Inc.

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)

  • Prince of Wales Health Network Health Care Network

  • Craig Public Health

  • City of Thorne Bay Library

For more information:

Neal Schoenfelder, Fisheries Biologist, Craig Ranger District 907-826-1638 or

Mary Auburn Cook, Invertebrate Inc., 607-206-5850 or

Earlier Event: May 25
Prince of Wales Island Marathon
Later Event: August 2
Thorne Bay Days