This year for National Hunting and Fishing Day it was just a 2 hour fishing derby and actually it ended up that we were the ones that helped out by running it as there was a shooting tournament at the exact same time and my friend Aneesah who is the head lady at Grandview has not yet figured out how to clone herself :) With all of the activities going on around the area (ball tournaments, district fair, opening day of bow season, plus others I am sure I do not even know about) there was pretty low attendance for today's fishing derby, but those who participated had a great time!
Are you ready for this? In 2 hours my 5 fishing children (Anthony doesn't like to fish and Chelsea is too old) ended up catching 54 catfish in 2 hours! 54!!! Emelia, my 3 year old ended up catching the largest fish which was 19 inches. Our smallest was 11 inches. The winning smallest fish was 10 inches. Every time the kids threw a line out, they caught a fish within a few minutes. We filled the cooler that we had taken with us.
I know you want to see some pictures.
|Anthony does not like to fish so he was practicing knitting and checking out all of the insects, frogs, and minnows|
|Even though Chelsea couldn't fish she still came out to help|
|This fish broke Christian's line and then he caught it again a few minutes later. The broken line was still in his mouth.|
|When Emmie got tired of fishing she handed out worms to everyone who needed one|
|Emmie with her prize|