Kids participate in fishing derby

Kids participate in fishing derby
Ralph's Resort Bait Shop held its annual Lil Rascals Fishin Derby. Kids 16 and younger were encouraged to go out and catch fish and then come back in for the weigh in.

ELGIN, Okla. (TNN) -Over one dozen kids enjoyed the sun by going out and catching fish.

Ralph’s Resort Bait Shop held its annual Lil Rascals Fishin Derby. Kids 16 and younger were encouraged to go out and catch fish and then come back in for the weigh in.

Prizes were given to each age group for bank and boat brackets. Organizer, Chris Bartlett said it’s great to get families out.

“This is what we do this for, to get new kids out here, and parents too. They always don’t get to come out here and fish, and it’s great just to get them out here and see new faces. Teach our sport, our passion, to people who’ve never done it, or the up and coming," said Bartlett.

Bartlett said all proceeds from tournaments they hold throughout the year go to support this one, so it’s completely free for the kids. He said their next fishing tournament is next weekend.

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