“Incredibly passionate volunteers and the amazing staff made for a memorable day. All you saw was HUGE smiles all day from all the kids.” – Parent, Lake Berryessa, CA
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 LocationLake Berryessa
Napa, California (map)
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2017 Event Recap:
We had beautiful weather for this year’s Lake Berryessa C.A.S.T. for Kids event. With the Lake the highest it has been for over ten years, participants had plenty of water available to search for their elusive fish. Numerous C.A.S.T. participants caught small-mouth bass and perch. We also had an exhibit of blue-bellied lizards, and a glimpse of Smokey Bear who joined us for lunch! We appreciated the enthusiasm of our volunteer boat captains who shared their sport with our participants and their families. Volunteers and participants alike look forward to returning to future events.
2016 Event Recap by Victoria Payan:
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, 21 children and their families were able to participate in the C.A.S.T. for Kids event. Guided by expert anglers from local bass clubs, they spent a day of fishing along the lakeshore and on boats out on the lake. Quite a few of them caught at least one fish, with one group pulling in 9 bass! After they were done fishing, the children, families, and volunteers enjoyed a barbecue lunch and displays and games from local agencies, such as Cal Fire and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Thanks to our Event Sponsors
Bureau of Reclamation, Fairfield Suisun Bass Reapers, Napa County Sheriff’s Department, Berryessa Boat and Jet Ski Rentals, Monticello Ski Club, Best Bass Tournament Trail, Berkley, Lews Rods and Reels, Flambeau
Yolo Foster Care, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern California, Foster Care of Solano County, C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Autism Speaks, Napa and Solano County Schools Special Education Departments, Special Olympics, Progress Ranch treatment facility, COPE family center.