Kid’s thoughts turn to fishing in June

Published 5:27 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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The sale of Catfish Charlie and chicken livers is expected to skyrocket here in Pike County next week as kids get ready for Pike County Kids Fishing Day at Clay Hill Farms on Saturday, June 15.

Each June, a day is designated Kids’ Free Fishing Day and each kid has to decided what bait will give him/her the best chance of catching the big one.

Jerry Jinright, Pike County Conservation Officer said no bait can guarantee a kid to catch the big one but he can guarantee there will be plenty of catfish to catch.

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The pond at Clay Hill Farms is well stocked with catfish and more will be added to make for even better fishing, Jinright said.

All kids, ages five, to 15 are invited to participate in this day of free fishing at Clay Hill Farms in Pronto, Jinright said.

Kids’ Fishing Day will begin at 8 a.m. with hooks out of the water at 10:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.

Any child may participate in the Pike County Kids’ Fishing Day if accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

The annual Kids’ Fishing Day is sponsored by Wal-Mart-Alabama, the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division and Pike County TREASURE Forest.

The event is partially funded by the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program.