Free fishing weekend successful

MORLEY — It was a busy Saturday in the Morley area for free fishing weekend.

Shawna Roskoski, Parent, Family and Community Engagement Coordinator for Mid Michigan Community action said about 55 people attended the event at Latimer Park “even though it rained most of the time. We were able to give out four trophies to the child and adult that caught the most and the biggest fish of the day. The participants were able to have enough hot dogs, chips, and a drink as well as play games and do crafts. There were many smiling wet faces on Saturday but all in all I think everyone had a great time.”

Meanwhile, avid area anglers like Jeff Greene of Rodney continue to test their fishing skills.

“I just spent a week in the U.P. with Grant Blakely, Jerry Conrad and Jack Batdorff (for fishing),” Greene said. “We didn’t do very well at the lodge we were staying at which was at Cedarville, but we did go out on a charter and caught some salmon and some lake trout. So we did bring back some fish.”

Greene fished Jensen Lake in Mecosta County on Monday morning.

“I didn’t do well at all,” he said. “I couldn’t find any fish. I thought the bluegills would be on their beds, but I didn’t find them.”



Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at

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