“The C.A.S.T. for Kids event at O’Neill Forebay was some of the greatest times I have had. I don’t know who got more out of it, us or the kids!” – Boat Captain, O’Neill Forebay

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This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities, ages 7 – 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

O'Neill Forebay
Los Banos, California (map)

Event Contacts

Event Coordinator

David Lara



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2017 Event Recap

The 6th annual O’Neill Forebay/ San Luis Reservoir C.A.S.T. for kids event was held on a glorious Saturday morning in September. 26 children and their families came out to enjoy a day of fishing, boat rides provided by the 13 boaters,  as well as a delicious lunch. Largemouth bass and Bluegill were the predominant fish caught by the children as smiles were everywhere thanks to the 47 dedicated volunteers who came out to bless the children. Thanks to the California Dept. of Water Resources and it’s staff for allowing the children to enjoy this special day. See you all in 2018 for more fun!

2016 Event Recap

It definitely was a very nice weather day at the Forebay. Experienced volunteers setup their particular areas, including registration, readying rods & reels, and tackle boxes for the kids, and serving breakfast, which included a wide assortment of burritos. Then the boaters and kids were matched up for their morning of fishing and time on the water. Throughout the morning the children and their families enjoyed music, activities with Fish & Wildlife, the VFW’s Flag Ceremony and then lunch and awards. We had 22 awesome kids participate in the event, with 10 boaters and a pontoon boat, and 56 volunteers.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors

California Department of Water Resources, California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Central California Irrigation District, RPAC- Almond Handler & Processor,  Rotary International – Los Banos Rotary Club, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority, San Joaquin River Water Authority, Soares Farms, Stonefield Homes, U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, Save Mart Supermarkets, Lew’s, Flambeau, Cadence Fishing, Los Banos High School, Los Banos Junior High School, Los Banos Unified School District, Miano Elementary School, Firebaugh Middle School, YMRC