Over 50 youth anglers took part in the 14th annual Youth Fishing Day Saturday, June 1 hosted by Emmet County Conservation, the Emmet County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Rich and Nancy Jordet's pond provided the perfect venue for novice and experienced anglers. As soon as the lines hit the water, bluegill, perch and large mouth bass were being pulled from the water as fast as the volunteers could bait the hooks.
Claire Funston and Jacob Olson took home trophies for biggest bass. Rebecca Hammond and Trevor Fales took home the trophies for biggest bluegill. Taylor Krull and Cole Anderson took the trophies for most fish caught, and Austin Hammond took the trophy for most unusual catch with a whopper of a snapping turtle (Who was more surprised, the turtle or the angler? . . . unclear).
There was a great turnout for Youth Fishing Day this past weekend.
For some area youth, Youth Fishing Day marks the first and last time of the year that these young anglers will have a chance to cast a line. This opportunity would not be possible without the generous support and infallible generosity of the outstanding volunteers that make every effort that each child catches a fish before the day winds down. We wish to extend our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Reann Krull, Rich and Nancy Jordet, Rick Kilpatrick, Rick Gebel, Ike Petersen, Jeff Hansen, Rick Haase, Richard Haase, Eric Anderson, Estherville Hy-Vee and Fick's ACE Hardware for making Youth Fishing Day 2013 a success. Thank you!