State properties offer free fishing for youth June 1

Youth ages 2 to 14 and their adults are invited to Kids Free Fishing Derbies at Salamonie and Mississinewa lakes, J. E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area and Ouabache State Park, on June 1.

Age categories are: 2 to 5; 6 to 10; and 11 to 14, with first, second and third prize winners for largest fish in each age category.

The largest overall fish will be awarded a grand prize.

Each participant must use bait provided by DNR staff.

Each property will host its own derby, with winners announced at each property.

Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Rules and regulations will be announced at that time.

Fishing time will be 9 to 10:30 a.m., with awards following. Children and their adult must be present to win awards.

Advance registration is requested by calling the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 468-2127.

For more information on other UWIS programs, see dnr.IN.gov/uwis or Face book.com/UpperWabash.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services is at 3691 S. New Holland Rd., Andrews.