Lake Walcott

Rupert, Idaho

Saturday, July 18, 2015


This is a C.A.S.T. for Kids event designed to provide children with disabilities 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!

To Register: click on the appropriate big red button at the right. (Registration is closed)

Questions? Contact Anisha Cenarrusa via email or call 208-678-0461 ext 14.

For more info check out the Bureau of Reclamation's website!


Past Events at Lake Walcott

Photos from past events at Lake Walcott are located at our Flikr site.

2015 Event Report by Anisha Cenarussa:

The 14th annual Lake Walcott C.A.S.T. for Kids, Let’s Move Outside event happened on July 18, 2015. A team of twenty six volunteers started arriving at 6:30 a.m. to prepare the site for the event.

Just as volunteers were finishing the final preparation work, sixteen participants and their families began to arrive. Each participant was given a tackle box complete with tackle and worms and a fishing rod that they could take home with them so they could use them on other fishing adventures with their families and friends.

Once the participants were properly equipped and the boats were launched, it was up to the ten boat captains to show their passengers a good time and to find the holes where the fish were hiding.

You have to remember: fishing is called fishing, not catching. So for this event, fishing was done by all, unfortunately catching was done by none. Even though no fish were caught, I believe a thrill was caught by all.

Once all participants were back on shore, we had a special treat:  Otto Otter and Smokey the Bear were eagerly waiting for hugs and photo opportunities with the kids. The Rupert Elks Lodge 2106 provided and served a wonderful lunch and plaques and goodie bags were then given to all the participants.

I was amazed at the joy I felt throughout the entire day. I was 16excited to see the looks on the kids’ faces as they had their day of fun. The smiles and excitement was apparently catching as I do not believe there was anyone at the event that was not wearing a “permagrin” at the end of the day.

As this was my first year to coordinate the C.A.S.T. event,  I recognize the hard work of the many volunteers that goes into the planning and participating in this event. After such a fun-filled day, I was certainly ready to go home and take a desperately-needed afternoon nap.

A big thank you to all the shore volunteers, the boat captains, and the Elks, as well as the many other volunteers for their help in making  this day a success. I would also like to thank all of the sponsors for their generous donations: [see list of sponsors below...]

2014 Event Article: Weekly News Journal

2013 Event: KMVT News report (video & article); articles prior to event news article & Bureau of Reclamation article

2012 Event article, written by Sarah Wageman.


Cassia County Sheriff, Emergency Ambulance Services, Butch’s Baits, Lynch Oil, Minidoka County Fair, Rupert Elks Lodge #2106, Northwest Farm Credit Services, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Dot Foods, McDonalds, Burger King, Connections Credit Union, First Federal Bank, MH Kings, Bureau of Land Management, US Department of Fish and Game, US Forest Service, Airgas, Project Mutual Telephone, Accurate Imprints, Mountain View Christian Center, Mountain West Realty, Smith’s, Costco, Lake Walcott State Park, Coca-Cola, US Fish and Wildlife Services, Take Pride in America, Let's Move Outside, Zebco, and Plano Tackle Systems

Lake Walcott Statistics

Year Number of Participants Number of Boaters Number of Volunteers
2012 21 7 17
2013 18 6 30
2014 24 10 30
2015 16 10 26


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