ANTELOPE LAKE, California – September 16, 2016 – “Any day spent fishing is a good day.” That adage couldn’t have been truer last Saturday at the Plumas National Forest’s children’s fishing derby. Thirty five kids with adults in tow enjoyed a picture perfect late summer day at the lake.
Awards for smallest fish in age groups 0-5, 6-10 & 11-15 years of age, went to Delila Mclean (Janesville), Jackson Brenzovich (Greenville) and Russell Nickerson (Quincy), respectively. Similarly, awards for largest fish in age groups 0-5, 6-10 & 11-15 years of age, went to Jake Huynh (Quincy), Jesse McLain (Greenville) and Ricky Andrea (Richmond).
Kids visited with Smokey, learned about Maidu musical instruments made of natural materials and were given educational fun bags from the CA Department of Water Resources with information about the importance of water and fisheries. “We are indebted to our local merchants who support the event with snacks and prizes every year,” said Jennifer Ready, event coordinator. “We couldn’t do it without them.”
An album of fishing derby photos is posted on the forest Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/USFSPlumas/ .
For more recreation information, visit the forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas .