Dust off your torn broken hat, those old one-suspender trousers and dress your kids, in the words of Mark Twain, in the “castoff clothes of full-grown men.” Join the carefree life of Huckleberry Finn at this Huck Finn themed kids fishing derby. This may be the only fishing event in the state where you can get a prize for fishing without shoes, so keep reading.
Kids 15 years of age and younger are invited to the Huck Finn Kids Fishing Event on Aug. 18 at Ridgway State Park. This derby will take place at the two fishing ponds at the Pa Co Chu Puk campground, which will be stocked prior to the event. Poles and bait will be provided for kids who need them and there will be volunteers on hand to help your kids land the big one. There will also be some give-aways, including certificates for the youngest angler, the biggest catch, longest drive to the park, most fish caught and the best Huck Finn themed costume. Round up Tom Sawyer and the gang and we’ll see you there. Just don’t tell that Aunty Polly that Huck’s gonna be there.