Layla and Myra at Yesness Pond for Free Fishing Day Saturday, June 5, 2021 (Gregory Hirst, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Yesness Pond will be stocked with over 1,500 “catchable-sized trout” ahead of Kids Fishing Day in Casper.

The Kids Fishing Day event at Yesness Pond allows kids ages 14 and under to fish for free if accompanied by a parent, according to a press release from the City of Casper. The event is hosted by the Community Recreation Foundation and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Yesness Pond, 4100 SW Wyoming Blvd. in Casper.

Space for the event is limited and registration will begin at 9 a.m. Families with last names starting with A–M will be able to register to fish from 9 to 11 a.m. Families with last names starting with N–Z can register to fish from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Goodie bags will be provided to all participants, according to the announcement.

People are asked to bring their own poles, lures and bait if possible. North Platte Walleyes Unlimited will provide a limited number of fishing poles and tackle for those that need it. Sportsman’s Warehouse will provide some bait.

“Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions,” the release states. “Parking spaces are limited; overflow parking can be found at Crest Hill Elementary School located at 4445 S. Poplar.”

“Kid’s Fishing Day is sponsored by the Community Recreation Foundation, in cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, North Platte Walleyes Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, Pepsi, R&R Rest Stops, Visit Casper, Casper Recreation Division, Sportsman’s Warehouse, and Wagner’s Sporting Goods. For more information about Kid’s Fishing Day or summer activities at the Casper Recreation Center, please call (307) 235-8383 or visit”