Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Grand Prize winner Rylan Lee could not have been happier with his win of a guided fishing tour for four people, valued at $450, generously donated by Porter Guide Service of Zwolle.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Division for Other fish, First place Bailei Puckett, weight 2.06 lbs.; Second Place Addison Isgitt, weight 1.60 lbs; Third place Brandi Meshell, weight 1.44 lbs.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

In the Turtle Division, First Place Rylan Lee, his turtle weighed 3.50 lbs; Second was Bailei Puckett, weight 3.12; and in Third Place Nola Bland, weight 1.07.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Nola Bland was the lucky winner of a two-night stay valued at $300, donated by Bridge Bay Resort.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

In the Crappie Division the First Place winner was Amanda Gibson, her catch was the only crappie of the day and weighed in at 1.05 lbs.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Alaina Stewart, placed First in the Catfish Division with a weight of 1.10 lbs; Second Place went to Kyndal Gibson, weight 1.00 lbs; and Third Place went to Ella Raybon weight .76 lbs.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

In the Bream Division, Drake Veuleman was all smiles about holding on to his First Place win, his fish weighed in at .48 lbs; Second Place was Alaina Stewart, weight .46 lbs; Third Place went to Gabriel Meshell, weight .42 lbs.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Ella Raybon said no way was she holding that big catfish with her bare hands.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

No fish is too big or too small we weigh them all.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Thank you the USDA, NRCS Earth Team volunteers in no order: Gaynell Goodeaux, Ned Goodeaux, Anita Manshack, Chris Pearce, Jacky Craig, Priscilla Craig, Jim Pratt, Ana Thompson, Gloria Thompson, Drew Coombs and Alexis Coombs. Not pictured is Pat Boudreaux, Annaka Raybon and Deborah West.

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Wanting to see who had the bigger fish this brother and sister make a trip to the scales

Youth Fish Fest provided fun for all in 12th annual outing

Serious about her fishing, Bailei Puckett, caught the one and only bass in the Bass Division weighing in at .68 lbs.

The Twelfth Annual Youth Fish Fest was held Saturday June 5, 2021. The day began as a very windy and overcast morning, but luckily the rain held off, as the Sixty-nine fishermen entered Cypress Bend Park free, courtesy of the Sabine River Authority. The event was open to school age children registered in kindergarten through 12th grade for the school year 2020-2021 attending schools in Louisiana and Texas. Fishermen signed in early, staked out their spots and were eagerly waiting for the clock to strike 7:30 a.m., so they could begin to fish.

Anglers had high hopes of catching one of the top three fish in the six specie categories of bass, bream, catfish, white perch, turtle, and other. All fishermen were reminded to be sure to have their heaviest fish to the scales for weigh-in no later than 11:00 a.m. As the day continued the skies began to clear the wind calmed and the atmosphere was full of excitement as the anglers ran back and forth from the lake to the weigh-in station hoping they had caught the winning fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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