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Published: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Shayla Roberts (left) and Emma Swiderski, both of Savanna, display their catches. A youth fishing clinic will be Sept. 6 at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, near Savanna. Photo submitted by Pam Steinhaus.

SAVANNA – Registration is due by 4 p.m. Sept. 4 for Kids Fishing Day, set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.

The free clinic, for children 5 to 12, is at the Frog Pond parking lot, 1.5 miles south of Savanna on state Route 84. Banners will be visible along the road to guide participants. Parents or guardians must accompany 5-year-olds.

Anglers can bring their own poles or refuge staff will provide them, bait, and fishing lessons. A hot dog cookout will take place after the clinic.

To register a child or volunteer to help, call the refuge district office at 815-273-2732. Cancellation, if necessary will be announced on WCCI FM 100.3.

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