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Kids' All American Fishing Derby


June 07, 2004

Ketchikan: Kids ages 3 to 15 years of age headed down to Ketchikan City Park Saturday morning to take part in the annual Kids' All American Fishing Derby. In preparation for the event which is held nationally, the ponds at City Park were stocked with rainbow trout which were raised at the Ketchikan Tribal Hatchery operated by the Ketchikan Indian Community.

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Kids ages 3 to 5 fishin' for rainbow trout Saturday...
Photo by Chris Wilhelm ©2004

In celebration of National Fishing Week, the local two-hour event - in addition to opportunities for age category fishing - provided fun activities such as fish printing, casting competition and lure making. And... free balloons and prizes.

The Kids' All American Fishing Derby was hosted by the U.S. Forest Service. Other local sponsors included the Ketchikan Tribal Hatchery, Alaska Department of Transportation, Ketchikan Indian Community, and Ketchikan Parks and Recreation. National sponsors included Wal-Mart, Johnson & Johnson, ConAgra Foods, Berkley, Eagle Claw, Zebco, Dubble Bubble, Fuji Film, Laker Fishing Tackle,, EverStart Batteries, Nestle, Repel Insect Repellent, DMF Bait Company, Purell Hand Sanitizer, and Edy's Grand Ice Cream.



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