Kid's Fishing Rodeo scheduled for Saturday

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Destin Daigle of Gonzales proudly shows off a fish he caught at the 2014 EASL Kid's Fishing Rodeo.

The East Ascension Sportsman’s League 55th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, weather permitting, at the Twin Lakes Park on La. 74 in Dutchtown.

Open to children, ages 2-14, the fishing rodeo is free of charge. There will also be free food and door prizes for all the children participating.

In order to fish in the tournament, children must bring a cane pole or rod and reel, and they must fish with crickets, worms or other live bait. No artificial lures will be allowed.

Parents are allowed to help bait the hook and/or cast the line, but the children must hold the pole and land the fish. Parents should bring folding chairs, live bait and a bucket to hold the fish each child catches.

All fish – no matter how small – will be counted and weighed (turtles and eels don’t count).

Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m and fishing will be from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Immediately after the judges finish tallying the results, trophies will be awarded for the biggest fish and for the most fish caught in each category.

Children will be grouped by age and gender. While not every child can win a trophy for catching the most fish or for landing the biggest fish, every child will bring home a door prize, courtesy of event sponsors.

For more information, contact Bettye Lambert at (225) 571-4588, or easlonline.org.