EASL Kids Fishing Rodeo slated for Aug. 4

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Young anglers can enjoy a day of fishing and win a prize at the East Ascension Sportsman's League's 52nd annual Kids Fishing Rodeo.

The event will take place from 7 a.m.- 9 a.m. Sat., Aug. 4 at Twin Lakes Park in Dutchtown (where La. 74 crosses Interstate 10).

The event is free and open to all kids ages 2-14.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

Competition will be divided into age groups and prize categories.

Trophies will be awarded immediately after the tally of results.

Youngsters will have the opportunity to win plenty of door prizes, including two bicycles.

Free hot dogs and Kool-Aid will be served while judges tally the results.

Kids must bring their own rod-and-reel or cane pole, and must use live bait (crickets, worms, etc.)

No artificial lures are allowed.

Participants should bring a bucket for the fish, as well as a couple of chairs. They should also keep all fish that are caught, regardless how small (no turtles or eels).

Kids are allowed to fish with only one rod-and-reel or cane pole.

Parents may help bait the hook and cast, but the kids must land the fish.

EASL membership is not required for participation.

Children must not be left attended at the site.

For more information, contact Ryan Schilling at (225) 413-9193.