Reservoirs Host Kids Fishing Derbies, June 7
Three Upper Wabash reservoirs will host kids fishing derbies, June 7, during statewide Free Fishing Weekend. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for each, with fishing for ages 2-14 scheduled for 9 to 10:30 a.m. Award ceremonies follow.
Children must be registered at (260) 468-2127 in advance to participate in one of these free events. Salamonie’s derby will be near the beach in the Lost Bridge West Recreation Area; Mississinewa’s will be at the fishing pond in the Miami Recreation Area; and J. Edward Roush’s will be at the pond in the Little Turtle Recreation Area.
Each participating child will go home with a prize. There are first, second and third grand prizes for the largest fish caught and first prizes for each of three age categories. Each child can win only one of these large prize packages. All will receive other prizes for participating.
Children will be divided into age categories 2 to 5, 6 to 10, and 11 to 14. Prizes include fishing tackle, tackle boxes, fishing rods and reels, and many others.
The standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle; $7/car per out-of-state vehicle, will be in effect when the gatehouse is open.