Catch Kids Fishing Derby next weekend


Kids ages five to 15 are invited to participate in the Bassmasters Club’s 32nd annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holiday Harbor Park. Traditionally, 300-400 kids participate in this annual.

Each child participating in the Fishing Derby will receive a complimentary lunch and a prize drawing ticket.

Registration will be held at the park from 6 to 8 a.m. Parents must register and sign a consent form in order for their child to participate in the Fishing Derby. Worms will be provided at registration while supplies last.

Children may fish from the time they register until 11 a.m. Kids must be in line to weigh-in by 12 p.m. Award presentation, prize drawings and a complimentary hot dog lunch will follow weigh-in.

Trophies will be awarded in three different age groups, five to seven, eight to 11 and 12 to 15, plus one for Big Fish in each species and Big Fish for a boy and a girl.

As part of the annual event, each participant will automatically receive one ticket for a special prize drawing that includes bicycles and many other prizes. In year’s past, every child who participated won a prize.

The schedule is as follows:

Registration: 6 to 8 a.m.

  • Fishing Time: 6 to 11 a.m.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Worms will be handed out at registration while supplies last.

Fishing may be done anywhere on the lake.

  • Fish weigh-in: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Weigh-in will start at 11 a.m. Participants must be in weigh-in line no later than 12 p.m.

  • Food Served: 12 p.m.

A free hot dog lunch will be served at noon and continue until food is gone.

  • Awards and Prize Drawing: 1 p.m.