Fishing FUNdamentals

Environmental Learning For Kids (ELK) Program
Urban Rangers
Proper casting technique
Jack Frost Jr.
river and lake ecosystems
Fishing poles
local youth and their families
Kimimila Redfeather
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Urban Rangers of the Environmental Learning For Kids (ELK) Program give information and instruction during the free fishing clinic at Lake Capote, Saturday, June 14. ELK is a non-profit organization based out of Denver, that develops inspired and responsible leaders through science education and outdoor experiences for underserved, serving urban youth ages 5-25.
What fish is what? Urban Rangers discuss ways to identify the many species of fish by color, fins and characters specific to each fish.
An Urban Ranger demonstrates proper casting technique.
Jack Frost Jr. demonstrates casting fundamentals by illustrating the hands on a clock, 10 and 2.
Fishing poles at-the-ready for use, as Urban Rangers talk about the differences and similarities of river and lake ecosystems.
Fishing poles were given to the youth who attended the free fishing clinic, and they were theirs to take home.
Urban Rangers, local youth and their families all tried their luck from the dock and various spots around Lake Capote.
An ELK supervisor gives vital fishing techniques to Kimimila Redfeather as she prepares to test the waters in hopes of catching the biggest fish in the lake.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
What fish is what
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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As part of the Southwest Adventure 2014, the Urban Rangers of the Denver based (ELK) program gave a free fishing clinic at Lake Capote. A demonstration of proper casting technique, catch-and-release procedure and education of the various plant and fish species that inhabit Lake Capote and other Colorado waterways was presented to attendees.

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