Former Mayor Jim Trobaugh, whose grandkids have participated in the clinic for many years, said its more than just fishing.
“It teaches them life skills they will be able to use the rest of their lives,” Trobaugh said.
“John [Martino] does a great job. This is the first year my grandkids haven’t participated. They’re playing in a softball tournament in Illinois.”
Despite having recent back surgery, boat captain Bobby Childress said he wouldn’t miss it for anything.
“I’ve been a captain for 15 to 17 years,” he said. “I enjoy doing this. It’s well worth it seeing the kids faces. It’s all about the kids.”