Litchfield Park holding annual Trout Derby Saturday
Fishermen, prepare to cast your lines.
Litchfield Park is gearing up for its annual Kiwanis Litchfield Park Winter Trout Fishing Derby, which will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Tierra Verde Lake Park, 301 S. Old Litchfield Road.
The event is starting a half hour later than usual so it will be lighter outside, said Sonny Culbreth, the city’s assistant manager.
The lake will be stocked with 750 pounds of rainbow trout, which equates to about 1,000 edible fish ranging in size from 8 to 16 inches, Culbreth said.
Trophies will be awarded for the most trout caught by one person, the smallest fish caught and the longest. Fish will only be measured for length, not weight, and each award has its own gender and age group.
Prizes will also be given to people who catch fish that have tags on their dorsal fins.