The annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo is back and set for this Saturday at Davis Lake east of Houlka.
The event is open to children ages 4-17 at no charge as an opportunity to try a new sport and learn some fishing skills. The Houston Hawg Callers Bass club sponsors the event for children and youth and snacks and drinks are provided. The U.S. Forestry Service waives gate fees at the Recreation Area and also provides trophies in several categories that are awarded after a day of fishing.
This year, the newly formed Houston PLUS Civitan club is partnering in the event to provide extra manpower and supervision in the activities. The Civitan’s national platform is the support of developmentally delayed children and President Scott Murphree said the club members wanted to lend the Hawg Callers a hand at the event.
“Civitan caters so much to the developmentally delayed and we want to help out,” Murphree said. “We wanted to jump in there so everyone will feel comfortable.”
Participants will need to bring their own fishing pole, but bait, tackle, supervision and family-oriented fun are all provided by the sponsors.
Joey Cook of the Hawg Callers Bass club said registration will open at 7 a.m., and will be ongoing as children arrive. The event usually wraps up about 10:30 a.m. and snacks and drinks are provided.