Young Anglers Reel In Fun

The young anglers of Bolivar participated in the Kids Hardhead Haul-In on Saturday, sponsored by the Holtzclaw Foundation as part of the Lions Club Annual Stingaree Saltwater Slam. The Holtzclaw Foundation provided funding to pay for the shirts, hats, bait, and other necessary supplies for the kiddos to reel in their big catch. And each child was given a rod and reel, donated by KJHJ Rentals.

Over 30 little anglers participated. They cast their lines at 8am, fishing off the dock at Stingaree Marina. Lions Club members were there to bait the hooks and remove the catch. The official weigh-in station was busy recording all weights. Of course, not only hardheads were reeled in; several black drum surfaced, a large gafftop, and even a dogfish came aboard the dock. Many of the anglers were fishing for the first time, and almost every child caught something.

Young Anglers Reel In

Trophies were awarded for the first, second, and third largest hardheads. And a cash prize went to the mini-angler with the biggest overall fish. After the awards ceremony, the little fishermen, parents, and grandparents were treated to hot dogs, fries, and drinks – all compliments of Stingaree Restaurant.

Young Anglers Reel In

First Place Hardhead Haul-In, Sawyer, 1.98 pounds. Sawyer wins a trophy and a $500 Scholarship from the Lions Club.

Young Anglers Reel In

Second Place Hardhead Haul-In, Sydnee, 1.11 pounds

Young Anglers Reel In

Third Place Hardhead Haul-In, Baylee, 1.06 pounds

Young Anglers Reel In

Jessica and Dallas shared the prize for Largest Overall Fish

Congratulations to the Big Fish catches! Thank you to all the supporters!

[4-30-2018]

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