WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK TO >>> IT HAS BEEN A SUMMER TIME TRADITION FOR OVER 30 YEARS OUR JOSH PETERSON SHOWS US WHY FISHING GUIDES IN THE BEMIDJI AREA TAKE A KID FISHING >> THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE SMILE OF A CHILD BUT MULTIPLY THAT 100 TIMES OVER, AND YOU HAVE THE NUMBER OF KIDS WHO ENJOYED A FULL DAY OUT ON AREA LAKES THROUGH TAKE A KID FISHING >> I'VE BEEN WITH THE ORGANIZATION FOR 30 YEARS WE'VE BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR 32 AND IN THIS TIME, WE HAVE TAKEN OVER 5,000 KIDS FISHING >> THIS YEAR THE EVENT PROVIDES KIDS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER MORE THAN JUST FISHING PROVIDING A CHANCE TO DISCOVER NATURE AND SO MUCH MORE >> SOME OF THESE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY QUITE EXPERIENCED FISHERMEN BUT THEY JUST WANT TO GO, AND THEY GET TO GO WITH SOMEONE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT >> FOR MANY PARTICIPANTS, THIS COULD BE THE ONLY TIME THIS YEAR THEY WILL GET OUT ON THE LAKE, WITH KIDS FROM A VARIETY OF BACKGROUNDS, TODAY IS ALL ABOUT THEM AND OF COURSE CATCHING SOME FISH >> THIS IS CHANCE FOR THEM TO GET OUT, FISH WITH A DIFFERENT GUIDE, AND WITH DIFFERENT KIDS, A LOT OF THEM, YOU KNOW, MAKE NEW FRIENDS >> AFTER A FULL DAY OF FISHING, BOATS FILLED WITH SMILES DOCKED AT THE LAKE BEMIDJI STATE PARK WHERE KIDS GOT A PHOTO WITH THEIR FISH AND WERE TREATED TO A CELEBRATION, BUT IT WAS THE THRILL OF THE SPORT THAT MAKES THESE KIDS SMILE >> HE CAN TELL YOU THE TIPS WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING [LAUGHTER] >> THE ONLY TIPS I KNOW ABOUT ARE THE EXTRA MONEY YOU GIVE >> JUST BEING ON THE LAKE AND CATCHING FISH >> JUST BEING ABLE TO CATCH WALLEYES BECAUSE THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER CAUGHT A WALLEYE >> SAME >> WHILE MANY OF THESE KIDS WILL HAVE GIANT FISH STORIES TO TELL OVER THE NEXT YEAR, FOR THE GUIDES IT IS THE CATCH OF A SMILE THAT MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT >> IT IS MORE THAN JUST FISHING YOU KNOW, IT IS AN EDUCATIONAL PROCESS TOO THIS IS THE NEXT GENERATION TO BE THE AVERAGE JOE OUT ON THE LAKE >> IN BEMIDJI, JOSH PETERSON, LAKELAND NEWS >> BROUGHT IN SOME NICE FISH THERE