Bass Pro Shops will be offering free activities to get families interested in the outdoors. (Photo: Contributed)

This month, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s will be featuring two weekends full of free, family-friendly activities.

Gone Fishing, a nationwide movement created by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, is an attempt to challenge families to put down their digital devices and get outside this summer to discover the joys of fishing.

The Gone Fishing events will take place on June 9-10 and June 16-17.


At the events, children can fish at catch and release ponds from 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be craft tables available for kids at this time

Attendees can also participate in free fishing seminars and there will be giveaways throughout the events.

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are also donating 50,000 rods and reels nationwide to nonprofit organizations to help connect more kids to the great outdoors.

Bass Pro Shops located at 1000 Bass Pro Drive, and Cabela’s located at 350 Cobb Parkway in Ringgold, Georgia.

There’s more information available online.