“Cops and bobbers,” a weekly youth summer fishing program is hosted by Mankato public safety staff. In its sixth year, this mentoring program focuses on life skills and helps build relationships between youth, their families and public safety staff. The program teaches about recreational safety and fishing skills, such as how to bait hooks, cast lines and catch fish. It offers an opportunity to get a close-up look at police squad cars, fire trucks and a water patrol boat. Youth are selected through an application process. The Program begins today (6-19)