The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville want kids 13 and under interested in fishing to join them on June 3rd for a free fishing tournament at Opossum Pond. The pond is located near the entrance to the Opossum Creek Recreation Area, and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on that Saturday morning. There will be three competing age groups for ages six and under, seven to nine, and 10 to 12, with prizes in each category for “:Most Fish”, “Biggest Fish”, and “Smallest Fish”.
Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Sarah Haslett says the tournament is a great way for parents and kids alike to learn how to fish.
Haslett says there are safety measures that kids are required to follow, and that means the parents will need to make sure to have some extra equipment.
Haslett asks that all parents pre-register their children if possible. The number to call to pre-register is 217-774-3951, ext. 2.