24th Annual Fishing Derby For Kids set for June 7
San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will welcome youngsters to Oak Grove Regional Park for the 24th Annual Fishing Derby For Kids on Saturday, June 7, 2008.
Kids age 15 years and younger are invited to fish for catfish FREE at Oak Grove’s 10-acre lake during the event, which begins
at 6:15 a.m. Approximately 1,400 lbs. of catfish will be planted prior to the derby.
Young anglers will compete for prizes in similar age groups (i.e.: 8 and under, 9 to 12 and 13 to 15) and food will be available for purchase. Kids and adults will also be able to participate in a fish simulator game operated by the California Striped Bass Association. The simulator, where participants will use an actual rod and reel while watching the fish on a video screen, will allow someone to experience fighting one of five species: a smallmouth bass, trout, salmon, dorado and sailfish.
There is no registration fee for the event, however, a $3 fishing permit fee and valid CA. fishing license are required for those sixteen (16) years of age or over who would like to fish. A $5 vehicle-parking fee will also apply. All State Fish and Game laws apply. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment.
Oak Grove Regional Park is located on Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton. Park gates will be open at 6:15 a.m., derby registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter. For more information, call (209) 331-2050.