DNR offers walleye fishing trip for women on Saginaw Bay

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2012

Contact: Ryan Mitchell
DNR offers walleye fishing trip for women on Saginaw Bay

LANSING, Mich. —The Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program will offer women an opportunity to experience Saginaw Bay walleye fishing on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All equipment will be provided for this half-day adventure with Captain Jeff Godi of the Michigan-X, Captain Tim Bristol of Fishheads Charters and Captain Dick Donavon of Adventure One. The boats – which each can take four participants – will depart from Linwood Beach Marina and Campground, located at 135 S. Linwood Beach Road in Linwood.
Each participant will need a valid fishing license and will be able to take up to five walleye. The cost is $125 per person and includes lunch and fish cleaning, which will be provided at the marina after fishing.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman helps women learn about and enjoy hunting, fishing, backpacking, shooting sports, canoeing and many other outdoor recreation activities. BOW specializes in beginners, but also offers a variety of programs that support a mix of skill levels. BOW is a noncompetitive program, designed to let each individual learn and gain confidence at her own pace. The program emphasizes the enjoyment, fun and camaraderie of outdoor activities, while sharing in one another's success.

To learn more about the program and registration, visit the BOW website at www.michigan.gov/bow, email dnr-outdoors-woman@michigan.gov or call 517-241-2225.