Mark your calendars for one of Susanville’s best loved traditions, the annual Junior Fishing Derby along Paiute Creek and the Susan River, where young anglers get a chance to catch the ‘big one’ a full week before streams in Northern California open for fishing. You can click the link at the bottom of the story to download a printable registration form for this year’s derby.
Kids ages 2 to 15 are invited to come enjoy a beautiful morning of fishing, both in Memorial Park and along the river, at the Lassen Sportsmen’s Club sponsored event.
The busy morning starts at 5:00 with registration and check-in at the park. Don’t forget to dress warmly because mornings are still chilly along the river this time of year.
From 5:30 to 8:30 Susanville Supermarket IGA and Morning Glory Dairy will provide a free breakfast for children consisting of donuts, fruit, hot chocolate and juice.
Between 10:30 and 1:00 a lunch will be served by Frosty Mill, D&L Distributing, Rainbow Bread, Burger King, The Grocery Outlet and Diamond Mountain Casino will be offered to all participants for free. Adults may purchase breakfast or lunch for only $2.
Derby prizes will be awarded after the 3:00p.m. close of the event, winners don’t need to be present to win. Participants do need to be at the awards ceremony to win door prizes. Kids shooting for the ‘largest fish’ prizes must be in line for weigh-in by 3:00p.m.
Largest Fish Ages 2 to 5– First place bicycles donated by Lassen Sportsmen’s Club; second place, fishing rod and reel donated by Western Nevada Supply and third place, a tackle box donated by Larry’s Spirit Gas.
Largest Fish Ages 6 to 15– First place bicycles donated by Billington ACE Hardware; second place, fishing rod and reel donated by Western Nevada Supply and third place, a tackle box donated by Larry’s Spirit Gas.
Sportsmanship awards were donated by the Dieter Family and Bill Kauffman.
Additional donations and prizes are being provided by Lassen Addressing, Kathy Barker, Walgreens, Sierra Theatre and C&S Waste.
Click here to download a printable registration form for the 2015 Jr. Fishing Derby!