Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Youth Trout Derby at Lake Poway

This Saturday will Lake Poway will be hosting a Youth Trout Derby.

The lake will be closed Thursday and Friday so it can be stocked with 4,000 pounds of rainbow trout (1,000 pounds of which are estimated to be trophy-sized fish for the kids).

Only kids 15 and under will be allowed to fish (no adult permits will be sold until after noon).
Registration starts at 6 a.m. and all kids must register to participate. However, adults may assist youngsters who need help.

There will be a free barbecue lunch and lots of raffle prizes and great awards for kids who win the various divisions with big fish or stringers of trout.

The award ceremony commences at 1 p.m. and features a kids' "Best Fishing Story Contest."

Motor boats will only be rented to adults who have kids entered in the derby.

The lake's shoreline has been restricted somewhat due to damage from the Witch Creek Fire, but there are still plenty of spots on the north and west shorelines.

Also, to prevent the spread of quagga mussels in the lake, anglers are restricted from using live bait such as shiners and crawdads from any source other than the Lake Poway Concession.

For more information, call (858) 668-4770 or the concession at (858) 486-1234. For more information about Lake Poway, click here.

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