Gone Fishing – on the National Mall

Hundreds of student cast their lines at the event to kick off nationwide celebrations of National Fishing and Boating Week, Great Outdoors Month 2011, and the 140th anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fisheries Program.

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Students from Ross Elementary School participated in a fishing event at the Constitution Gardens Pond on the National Mall in Washington.
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Hundreds of student cast their lines at the event to kick off nationwide celebrations of National Fishing and Boating Week, Great Outdoors Month 2011, and the 140th anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Fisheries Program.
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Students from Septima Clark Public Charter School get their rods ready to fish during the event.
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James Bundy helps Marion Drayton pull a bluegill fish out of the water.
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Fourth grader Camille Ortiz (second from right), of John Eaton Elementary School.
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Ross Elementary fourth-grader Me'aza Rivers gets help unhooking the bluegill fish that she caught.
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Me'aza releases the bluegill back into the water.
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A John Eaton Elementary student gets help unhooking the bluegill fish that she caught.
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John Eaton fourth-grader Max Robison high-fives the mascot of the U.S. Forest Service, Woodsy the Owl.
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John Eaton fourth-grader Kayla Rovalino gets help from Jeff Lucero, of the Bureau of Reclamation, unhooking the bluegill that she caught.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intern Matthew Manning prepares a fishing rod.
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