“This was really fun. My children had a great time and all of the volunteers were amazing!” – Parent, Elephant Butte

This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 5 – 17, the opportunity to enjoy a quality outdoor recreational experience through the  sport of fishing. Take to the water with C.A.S.T. for an unforgettable morning of fishing and boating!


Event Location

Elephant Butte
Truth or Consequence, NM (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

Will Dooley




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2017 Event Recap

A huge turnout of 43 participants made the day super fun.  Most kids caught fish right off the Marina docks, including catfish, bass, stripers, and perch. The boaters took turns taking the children boating, and all kids got to ride on a boat.  Lots of tasty treats were on hand for everyone’s enjoyment.  The coordinator cooked hot dogs for lunch.

2016 Event Recap

The United States Bureau of Reclamation and Lago Rico Marinas hosted yet another wonderful C.A.S.T.for Kids event in 2016. High winds prevented the children from going out in boats to fish on this day. Luckily, the Lago Rico marinas were teaming with Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, and Crappie. Every single one of the 17 children who attended were able to catch fish. Our goal of every event we host is that every child is able to feel the thrill of catching a fish.

After our lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, the children were extremely excited to receive their plaques with photos. Please come out and help us support the children of the Truth or Consequences New Mexico area when we host start 2017 event.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Weiss Lake Improvement Association, Save Weiss Lake, Observer, Advertiser Dynamics Inc., Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Ace Hardware of Lindale GA, Cherokee Electric CO-OP, Cherokee Medical Center, Main Street Family Urgent Care, Model Tees, Anthony’s Guide Service, Alabama Guide Service, The Learning Tree, Berthel Fisher Investments-Andy Lowe, Bay Springs Country Inn and Marina, Crappie Masters

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