Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw Tribe Held First Annual Fishing Camp

Today, the Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw Tribe held their first annual fishing camp for kids.
Kids attending the weeklong camp are learning what it takes to fish. Counselors are teaching everything from how to bait a hook to how to take a fish home and clean it. The camp is taking place near the Poticaw Bayou on the Pascagoula River.
This is the camp organizer’s second attempt at the camp after having to delay it because of high waters. Camp Organizer Emery Waltman said, “There’s so many kids that don’t know how to fish and there’s lots of grown-ups that don’t know how. So, we figured we’d do this and everybody would learn. And have a chance on learning how to clean them, catch them. The excitement of pulling that fish is amazing. We have it to where kids 12 and under, the parents have to come with then. That way, they can be out here with the kids and get involved with it.”
The camp will run through this Friday. If you’d like to join in on the fun, contact Emery Waltman at 601-530-2581.

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