Young anglers catch stringer-full of prizes during Pomona Lake fishing derby

About 40 youth and 50 adults enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning at Pomona State Park during the Friends of Pomona State Park Annual Memorial Youth Fishing Derby on June 1.

Trista DeCavele caught the first fish and the most fish.

Trista DeCavele caught the first fish and the most fish.

Winners of the derby included Emma Kaiser, who caught the longest crappie; Marissa Landsdown with the longest perch or sunfish; Charlie McCain with the longest catfish; Jackson Milnar with the longest rough fish; and Trista DeCavele who caught the first fish and the most fish. A variety of prizes, including fishing tackle and gift certificates were presented to winners and participants.

Jackson Milnar caught the longest rough fish.

Jackson Milnar caught the longest rough fish.

The Kansas Wildscape Foundation was a sponsor for the fishing derby. North Shore Marina, Lighthouse Bay Marina, Doman’s General Store and Terry’s Bait and Tackle also contributed to the success of the fishing derby.

The fishing derby was held during the free fishing weekend offered across the state. The State of Kansas waives the requirement for a fishing license during the annual two-day event.

Charlie McCain caught the longest catfish.

Charlie McCain caught the longest catfish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa Landsdown caught the longest perch or sunfish.

Marissa Landsdown caught the longest perch or sunfish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Kaiser caught the longest crappie.

Emma Kaiser caught the longest crappie.

Photos thanks to Friends of Pomona State Park.

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