STAR VALLEY - The Tainter Creek Watershed Council’s ‘Free Fishing Weekend’ event will take place on the Olson Family Farm in Star Valley on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is held on the State of Wisconsin’s ‘Free Fishing Weekend,’ when anyone can fish without a license. The event is intended to highlight Tainter Creek’s status as a Class One trout stream, and the farmer’s efforts to protect and enhance water quality in the watershed.
The event, co-sponsored by Trout Unlimited Driftless Area Restoration (TUDARE), will include casting and fly-tying lessons, a free grilled lunch at 12:30 p.m., a farmer panel, a water quality presentation by David Krier of Valley Stewardship Network, and prizes for children.Scheduled activities will include a fish shocking of the creek to demonstrate the variety of fish in the stream at 10:30 a.m. Vernon County DNR Fisheries Biologist Kirk Olson will once again lead the shocking. At 11:30 a.m. wagons will load for a tour of a TUDARE steam bank restoration project on the nearby Rayner property along Conway Creek, a tributary of Tainter Creek.