Big Winners at the Summer Catfish Derby
This past Saturday, July 11th, Visalia Parks & Recreation held their annual Summer Catfish Derby.
With a perfect sunny day, hundreds of children and their family and friends headed out to the Plaza Park Pond for a morning of fishing fun.
The big winners were:
3- 7 Age Category
- 1st place went to Jazzenia Saechao, five years old with a 6lb. 15 oz. catch.
- 2nd place went to Noah Villalpando, four years old, with a 4lb. 15 oz. catch.
- 3rd place went to Evan Hogue, seven years old, with a 2lb. 13 oz. catch.
Largest Fish (by weight): Evan Hogue 2lb. 13oz.
Smallest Fish (by length): Tanner Garnett 10 inch.
8-15 Age Category
- 1st place went to Aaleeya Montejano, 10 years old, with a 5lb. 7 oz. catch.
- 2nd place went to Seth Russell, 11 years old, with a 5lb. 6 oz. catch.
- 3rd place went to Kevin Jolly, 10 years old, with a 2lb. 15 oz. catch.
Largest Fish (by weight): Kevin Jolly 2lb.
Smallest Fish (by length): Aaleeya Montejano 13.5 inch.
Special thanks to Mike Pesto, of KJUG 106.7's Mike & Lisa in the Morning for being the event emcee and to Dick's Sporting Goods for their donation of fishing-related prizes.
A great time was had by all who attended. If you missed out, check back often for information on the upcoming Winter Trout Derby coming soon!