Fish Derby deemed success

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 14, 2015

The June 6 Cave Run Kids Fish Derby was a big success again this year.

There were 675 kids who registered, making it the second largest turnout in the event’s history. I would like to thank everyone who devoted countless hours to the program. The reward for your hard work was evident on the smiling faces of the children who attended.

In addition to the wonderful fishing, 234 kids participated in the casting contest with the top three competitors in three different age groups walking away with trophies. Also, members of the Kentucky Houndsmen and North Eastern Kentucky Fish and Game Association filleted the young fishers’ bounties and provided free batter for frying their fillets.

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I want to thank all the sponsors who added to the joy by providing a wide array of door prizes and treats for the goody bags. Special thanks to: Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife; U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Walmart of Morehead; Kentucky Bank; Kentucky Houndsmen Association; Northeast Kentucky Fish & Game Association; Coca-Cola; Heiner’s Bakery; Frito Lay; Ole Season’s Shoppe; Borders Sporting Goods; Kentucky State Police Post 8; Nickell’s Whitetail Taxidermy; Cave Run Marina; Mountain Muskie Lodge; Graham Slam BBQ; NWTF Morehead Chapter; Kentucky Silver Muskie Club; Kentucky Outdoor Officers Association; Jennings Septic; SHUM SHUM Baits; Bridgeport Equipment; and Bob Clyse Chevrolet Buick GMC.


Gary Greene

Greenup, Kentucky