Youth Fishing Rodeo By: Lacey Shumard

by Lacey Shumard

On June 5th, the Crappie Masters Crappie Trail hosted a free Kid's Fishing Rodeo. The fishing took place at the South Fork Resort's Pond and a total of eleven kids participated between the ages of zero and fifteen. The fishing lasted for an hour, and nothing was more fun than hearing the words "I got one" being excitedly yelled from all around the pond.

A total of 37 fish were caught throughout the one-hour event and the winners in each age group were as follows: (Age 0-9) Tie for first place was Isaiah Dreisewerd and Beckem Henderson with six fish. Second Place went to Reagan Henderson with four fish. (Age 10-12) 1st Place was Dreisewerd with 7 fish. (Age 13-15) 1st place was Eli Roberts with four fish. Every participant received prizes which included fishing poles, tackle, hats, and jigs. They ended the event with Ice Cream which was donated by the South Fork Resort. Brian Sowers from the radio show "In the Outdoors with Brian" which airs on KMMO was the leader of the event.