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. 2009_fishing_derby_flyer.pdf