Twentieth Annual Kids Free Fish Day
By Philip Tidwell
Saturday (Jun 1), the Corps of Engineers Hurricane Creek recreation area on Lake O’ The Pines, will be the scene of the 20th Annual Kids Free Fish Day.
It is absolutely right that for the past twenty (20), yes, TWENTY YEARS, this incredible happening has been sponsored by the Pine Cone Fishing Club and eagerly supported by community volunteers and local businesses. The event draws hundreds of young girls & boys, ages 2 to16, and accompanying adults from Texas and surrounding states.
Registration begins at 8:00 am, and after bank fishing for three hours, from 9:00 until Noon, the kids proudly bring in their big catches of Bass, Bluegill, Red Ear, Stripers, Catfish, yes, even turtles, some weighing less than the digital scales can register but are logged in regardless.
Trophies will be awarded to five different age groups for the most substantial total weight of a stringer, but the real cash prizes go to the top three biggest fish.
Tackle, live bait, snacks, drinks, and hotdogs are all furnished totally free to all participants and their accompanying adults. Also, A FREE GIFT is given to each of the first 300 kids to register!
Additional information or to schedule pre-Fish Day interviews, you can contact Marie Dunn at 903-665-0828.