Youth Fishing Rodeo June 5 At Blue Springs State Park

Blue Springs State Park will host a fishing rodeo on Saturday, June 5, for children age 12 and younger. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.; fishing will be from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Park admittance is free until 10:00 a.m. for adults bringing children to participate in the fishing event.

A special area of the lake will be stocked with catfish just for this youth activity. Prizes will be given in each age group for the largest fish caught and for the highest total weight of the stringer limit. Anglers should bring their own rod and reel, bait, and stringer. Free refreshments and hot dogs will be provided for the children.

Community fishing events provide the ideal setting to introduce youngsters to fishing. Adults are encouraged to bring their children, neighbors, and friends to Blue Springs State Park for a memorable morning of fishing fun. On the following Saturday, June 12, adults will want to return with their children for a family fishing trip. That’s Alabama’s Free Fishing Day when no fishing license is required.

Many sponsors are working together to make the Blue Springs Youth Fishing Rodeo a pleasurable and exciting event for young anglers. The Conservation Department’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries and Alabama State Parks Division are assisted by the following community sponsors: Eufaula Fitness; Ronnie Cooper, Bob Boyd General Merchandise; Pea River Electric; Hagler’s Bar-B-Que; L&L Transmission and Parts; Farmers Warehouse; Tyler’s Hardware; Southland Bank; Steven Hanners; Wal-Mart; Mann’s Bait Company; Clayton Auto Parts; Driftwood General Store; Charlie Hart; Carpenter Catfish Farm; Pilgrims Pride Chicken; Kelley’s Food; Pepsi Cola of Luverne; Lance Chips; Trophy World; Paul Helms; H&C Food Mart; and ALFA representatives William Snell, Derick Wilson, Stuart Smith, Cullen Blankenship, and Tony Blocker.

For more information call (334) 397-4671 or 397-4875.