Bass Pro, Cabela’s push to get kids outside


Kids in Northwest Arkansas got a chance to discover the joy of fishing without having to travel too far today.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s hosted free, family-friendly activities to challenge young people to put down their digital devices and get outside this summer.

Activities today included free catch-and-release ponds, fishing seminars, fishing 101 lessons, kids’ craft tables, and video game trade-ins for discounted reels. 

“It’s really cool because they have a bunch of fish where everyone can have a fun time without going 100 miles away into some lake, and you can’t see anything or catch anything,” said young angler Bowen Forbis.

The event will be held again next Saturday and Sunday (June 15 & 16) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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