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Whiteside County Sheriff's Dept. 2009 Youth Fishing Derby

Written by  Wed, August 08 2009

The Whiteside County Sheriff's Department will present its 37th annual youth fishing derby from 9 a.m. to noon Sept.12th at Morrison Rockwood State Park, 18750 Lake Road, Morrison.


Children 15 and younger may participate, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. A parent or guardian must sign for each child who enters, with forms available near the concession stand on the morning of the derby. The age categories are 1 to 7 years, 8 to 11, and 12 to 15.

Species of fish to be judged are largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, walleye, and muskellunge. If a fish is not caught and registered in any of the species classes, the grand prize will be awarded in an open drawing to anyone who has registered a fish. There will be hundreds of other prizes awarded during the day; it is not necessary to catch a fish to be eligible to win one of the prizes.

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