The Ike Foundation announces free kids fishing event at the Bassmaster Classic

March 15, 2024– Ike’s Hook‘em Early Kids Fishing Eventis coming to the Bassmaster Classic! Ike’s Hook’em Early Fishing Events have long been the primary kids fishing event where members of The Ike Foundation team and volunteers teach kids the joy of fishing at a local lake or pond. Ike’s Hook’em Early Kids Fishing Event brought to you by Lowrance will be held at Veterans Park Pond in Jenks, OK, a lake previously stocked by The Ike Foundation® in 2022 as part of their conservation efforts. This first ever Bassmaster Classic event will be held on Sunday, March 24th from 8-9:30 am. Children ages 3-15 with a parent/guardian are invited to bring their fishing gear for a fun morning of fishing. The FIRST 200 registered kids in attendance will receive a FREE Flambeau ‘Ike’ Tacklebox. 

This event is FREE but registration is required: Ike’s Hook‘em Early Kids Fishing Event brought to you by Lowrance.

You can learn more about this event from Pro Angler and Bass Fishing Hall of Famer Mike Iaconelli during his interview here with Tess Maune Mike Iaconelli interview with KOTV News on 6

The 2022 Mike Iaconelli/ Ike Foundation® lake stocking story KOTV News on 6 can be found here The Ike Foundation 2022 Lake Stocking of Veterans Pond Park, Jenks, OK

In addition, The Ike Foundation® invites kids of all ages to their booth (#284) inside the Cox Business Convention Center where they can paint a Berkley Bait. There will be additional Flambeau Tackle Box Giveaways throughout the weekend. Times and locations are below:

Friday, March 22nd 2-3pm The Ike Foundation® Booth #284

Saturday, March 23rd 2-3pm The BassCat Booth #1009

Sunday, March 24th 12-1pm The Ike Foundation® Booth #284