Kids Gone Fish'n

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POSTED: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:39am

UPDATED: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 8:41am

On Saturday, lots of kids are expected to fish. Many for the first time.
We caught up with some of them, getting ready for the angling action this afternoon.
"Well when you catch it, the biggest one counts."
The fish are here and students from Flak Middle School helped stock the resaca for this Saturdays, hooked for life, Kids Gone Fish'n event at the Brownsville events center. Thousands of pounds of catfish were dropped in and are ready for families this weekend.
"The whole intent is to create an opportunity for families to come together on a weekend, spend time with the kids, and fish, and enjoy what fishing brings to the kids."
Last year approximately two thousand kids were in attendance at this free event. With their families and friends, the total amount exceeded six thousand guests. Each child gets a free rod along with a t-shirt and other goodies to take home with them at the end of the day. Along with the ultimate prize for the days big catch.
"They get big trophies and the trophies are bigger than the kids so they get a kick out of that."
The day isn't just about catching fish, it’s about cooking it. There is a cook off that goes all day and feeds everyone at the event and prizes for the best tasting fish in professional and amateur chef categories. Along with other competitions like best dressed and most spirited team of fishermen.
"We welcome the whole Rio Grande Valley to come and partake in this event, and it's a free event for everyone."
"So now that the resaca is stocked with over 5000 pounds of fresh catfish, the hooked for life, Kids Gone Fish'n event is ready for Saturday morning.

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