Waco Event to End “Catch a Fish a Day for a Year” Quest


Keith Miller grew up on the streams and shores of Lake Michigan, where he gained a love for fishing for walleye, pike and muskie. Keith has also fished for barracuda, tuna, shark, halibut, cod and many other saltwater fish. Keith teaches kids in Waco, Texas, to fish in order to earn their Texas Parks and Wildlife Department First Fish certificates.

Keith is Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at Baylor University and fishes the Brazos River near campus regularly. In 2009 Keith began tracking his fishing daily and decided to try to catch a fish every day for a year. After that initial success, Keith and his wife, Heather, decided he should repeat the feat, but for a cause. On April 1, 2011, Keith caught a fish and launched a Facebook page, “Catching a Fish a Day with Keith Miller,” where he records his fishing catch daily with the goal of promoting awareness of opportunities for kids to get outside and enjoy fishing.

Keith plans to complete this latest challenge on March 31st, 2012, by fishing in the Brazos River where it flows through downtown Waco. Plans are currently being made to hold an event at a public venue adjacent to the river from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on March 31. The location and other specifics about the event will be sent later.

Members of the media are invited to attend this event March 31 and are welcome to contact Keith in advance for more information. His inspiring story is sure to be of interest to everyone concerned with child well-being, as children who take part in outdoor activities have been shown to be healthier, do better in school, and lead happier lives in general. For more information on this aspect of the story, please visit http://www.childrenandnature.org/.

You can follow Keith’s progress at https://www.facebook.com/KeithMillerFishing.

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