Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll .
Tuesday May 19, about 20 charter and private boats took the Saugatuck Middle School 6th Grade class (about 67 students) on a fishing excrusion on Lake Michigan. The 6th grade class has been participating in the Salmon In The Classroom project during the year and the fishing trip was a reward given to them by the Lakeshore Charter Boat Association and private fishing members in the Saugatuck area. Even though there were high winds and seas and temperatures below 50 degrees, about 60 fish were caught during the outing. With the inclimate weather, some boats never made it out and no one fished over 2 hours. On returning to port, the catch was cleaned and Allegan Ducks Unlimited fried up the catch for students, staff and crews. All the students were then presented with a rod and reel thanks to the charter boat association, Huntington Bank and Shimano Tackle. Thank you to all that participated and donated there time to help the kids.