Operation Orphans, Inc. of Mason, Texas, held a fishing camp for boys April 23rd.
62 boys from six child care facilities enjoyed a day fishing on area tanks and ponds. Facilities bringing boys were Big Springs Ranch, Leakey; Gulf Coast Trades Center, New Waverly; Texas Baptist Home, Round Rock; Presbyterian Children’s Home, Waxahachie; Sweeten Home, Brownwood; and Methodist Boy’s Ranch, Waco.
Ranches where the groups spent the day fishing were Reardon Ranch, Zesch Ranch, Ewing Ranch, Dail Ranch and McHale Ranch, all in Mason county. All fishing was catch and release unless otherwise noted by the landowner. Fish caught included perch, crappie, bass and catfish.
The boys were assisted by volunteer guides who came from all areas of Texas. The boys were instructed on how to use a rod and reel, fishing techniques using worms and lures, and removing fish and weeds from the hook. The weather was beautiful and the fishing was great. Everyone had a great time.
Some of the groups spent Friday and Saturday night at Camp Gene Ashby.
A fishing camp for girls will take place May 14th. Hunting dates for Operation Orphans, Inc. will be October 29, November 19, December 3 and January 7. Please visit www.operationorphans.org for more information.
Operation Orphans, Inc. accepts gently worn boots and coats in youth to XXL sizes.
Operation Orphans, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.