After being postponed from April, the seventh annual Kids Gone Fishin’ event was held on Oct. 10 at Jess Ranch Lake in Apple Valley, with safety precautions and health regulations in place but not dampening the fun.
First place in the derby went to 4-year-old Travis Tsujiuchi (right), whose 8 lb. 2 oz. trout was the largest of more than 140 fish reeled in.
In second place was Elizabeth Macias with a 5 lb. 7 oz. catch.
Third went to Nicholas Matsuoka with a 5 lb. 1 oz. fish.
Again hosted by Ron and Cindy Dyo, the event was a welcome opportunity for families to get out, feeling safe to be outdoors and enjoying the day.
“This was the best vacation, getting out of the house, seeing nature, and stuffing our faces with snacks and BBQ. It was truly an unforgettable day,” she said.
At right, young Colbie gets a hand with wrangling her pole and net, while Kaz Folick (top photo) thinks he might have hooked the one that won’t get away.