Youngsters ages 8 to 15 learned to bait and cast at a free fishing clinic at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation New Canal Lighthouse on Lakeshore Drive. The John C. Burrus School of Fish is a learn-to-fish program sponsored by the foundation and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Children gathered at several stations along Lake Pontchartrain where they learned to identify species of fish, got schooled in the art of knot tying and studied boating safety.

For information on Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation programs and the lighthouse, visit