Ithaca Fishing Day is a unique event that invites the entire community to come and experience a day of educational opportunities focusing on fishing and cold water environmental conservation. This event is free to the public and all proceeds raised benefit the youth-related environmental education activities of our local Trout Unlimited Chapter, including our exciting Trout in the Classroom program currently in seventeen local elementary, middle and high schools, as well as the Cayuga Nature Center. While the event continues to offer a special focus on fly-fishing directed at young people, families not interested in fishing but interested in the outdoors and natural resources can also enjoy hands-on activities and educational programming.
Programs are planned throughout the day; including the opportunity to interact with one of our Trout in the Classroom fish tanks. As always, we will feature special programs on a variety of important and interesting topics, free fly-casting and fly-tying instruction, as well as offer unique opportunities to learn fishing and fly tying tips from masters from around the region, and demonstration tanks featuring live locally collected aquatic insect specimens
This year it will also be coinciding with the Caring for Cayuga Event.
10:45 am Introduction by Bill Foster
Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom
11:00 pm “Cold Water Safety”
Gene Little, US Coast Guard Auxiliary
11:30pm “Paddling Fun & Safety”
Jennifer Miller, Paddle-n-More
Noon “Origin of the Species of Fish in Seneca & Cayuga Lakes”
Mel Russo, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network
1:10 pm “Embrace the Lake Cleanups for Spring”
Hilary Lambert, Cayuga Lake Watershed Steward
1:30pm “Introduction to Steelhead Fishing in Oregon”
Presentation are occuring in the activities room of the high school, the rest of the activities will be in the cafeteria.
Keep in touch with our Facebook page for the latest event calendar. At Noon there will be a lecture on the fish of Cayuga lake that will also include information about the geology. Preceding it will be a US Coast Guard Auxiliary Presentation on Cold-water Safety.
Saturday, March 25 at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Ithaca High School 1401 N Cayuga St