Free family fishing event at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's

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Jun. 8—To celebrate the company's 50th anniversary, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families to put down their digital devices and get outside to discover the joys of fishing this Father's Day.

To help connect more kids to the great outdoors, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's are donating more than 25,000 rods and reels to nonprofit organizations that help kids from all backgrounds connect to the great outdoors

The nationwide movement, Gone Fishing, features two weekends of free, family-friendly activities June 11-12 and 18-19 at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's locations across North America. Activities include free catch-and-release ponds, where kids can fish at in-store catch-and-release ponds and earn a Fishing League Worldwide "First Fish Certificate" to celebrate the achievement. Participants can capture the memory with a special digital photo opp. Kids will also receive free a free fishing-themed giveaway while supplies last.

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