Big Canoe Hook a Kid on Fishing Tournament wants to catch you!
All kids are welcome for a morning of fish fun
5/13/2013 ~ by Alice Eachus, Publicity
Kids from 3-12 years old are invited cast a fish line at Big Canoe’s kids’ fishing tournament on Saturday, May 25. Sign-in and registration for the fifth annual Hook a Kid on Fishing Tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the lower parking lot of the Big Canoe Chapel. Fishing for trophies and prizes will take place from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Lunch, entertainment, and the awards ceremony will follow.
Petit Pete, the infamous tagged rainbow trout swimming in the grottos of Lake Petit in Big Canoe, is now approaching mammoth proportions after escaping capture for sixty odd months. Petit Pete is worried, and has good reason to be so. So little time! Pete must school his crappie cronies for protection in the deep, dark caves of his murky underwater world! Will the troublesome trout avoid the mass of crisscrossed lines, bobbers, and hooks again this year? The plagued phony prized piranha of Lake Petit knows tons of kids will be after his gaping gills. He knows they want blood, fish blood. If you’re lucky enough to land Petit Pete, a big, big prize is waiting! If nobody catches Pete, all registered kids’ names will be put in a bait bucket for the big prize drawing.
For only a fin (that’s five dollars in landlubber talk) ticket fee, the first 200 fisherkids to register will be awarded with a commemorative t-shirt, goody bag, sack of bait, bottle of water, snacks, and a picnic lunch. After the two-hour fishing marathon ends at noon, kids will gather back at the playfield near the Lake Petit dam for prizes, trophies, raffles, and first-rate kid entertainment. Petit Pete just hopes his demise will not be celebrated.
It’s a long walk from the parking lot to the fishing field, and then back to the playfield, especially when carrying fishing tackle. Not to worry, complimentary continuous bus service will ferry kids and their keepers back and forth. All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Don’t have a pole? No worries there either. Loaner poles will be near the bait box, but first come, first served. Good news – fishing permits aren’t required for the tournament.
Register and buy your $5 tickets early to avoid the rush. Hook a Kid on Fishing tickets are available at the Big Canoe Marina or by calling (706) 268-3303. On the day of the tournament, advise the folks manning the Big Canoe gates that you are coming to the kids’ fishing tournament and they will direct you to the registration area.