And great job, all our anglers!

We had a fantastic time on Saturday, June 6, at our first Youth Fishing Derby! 

Congrats to our first, second and third place winners, two of whom are actually siblings. Colin reeled in a 10-inch catfish and Adelyn and Gavin each snagged 9.5-inch catches.


The event was free to all registered participants ages 13 and under with some incredible prizes provided by our generous sponsor, Southern End Outdoors! A HUGE thanks to that business, which is in the same shopping center as the Friendly Drive Giant. Colin looks ready to use that sweet rod and reel!


We had to significantly limit this year’s participation for obvious reasons. But hopefully next year we can line the shore with a lot more anglers. Kudos to this young crowd for hanging in for four hours. Here’s a quick look at some of Saturday’s action, which included catfish, trout, sunnies, a turtle who apparently wanted in on the action — and a stick or three.