, Muskogee, OK

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June 23, 2013

Dozens enter kids’ fishing derby

— More than 100 young anglers ranging in age from 5 to 12 took part in the Port of Muskogee’s Kids Fishing Rodeo at Three Forks Harbor, a media release states.

“Almost all of them caught at least one fish,” Port Director Scott Robinson said. “The goal is to get new anglers, especially young anglers, out to experience a day of fishing. Hopefully, the experience will be a good one and they will want to do it again.”

The final tally showed 733 fish were caught, ranging in length from 2 inches to 14.5 inches. Fish species in the harbor include: bass, bluegill, bullhead, carp, catfish, crappie, gar, and sunfish.

Award winners were:

• Age 5-8 Division: 1st Place — JoLynn Summers (7), 37 fish; 2nd Place — Jazmin Walker (8), 30 fish; 3rd Place — Taylor Petree (7), 17 fish.

• Age 9-12 Division: 1st Place — Haylei Taylor (11), 23 fish, 2nd Place — Tyler Petree (9), 22 fish, 3rd Place — Dawson Robison (9), 19 fish.

• Biggest Fish Caught: Johaly Amador (12) — 14.5 inch carp.

Many door prizes were given ranging from sleeping bags and tents to MP3 players and video cameras. All contestants received medals for their participation.

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