Q-Tip: Kid's derby at Tahoe

Any youngster up to the age of 14 is eligible to participate.

There is no registration fee.

There is a limit of five trout per youngster.

This year, there will be a total of 10 tagged fish that are each worth $25, if turned in before the end of the derby.

The organizers are requesting that only bait be used and that the young fishermen not use any lures, while fishing.

Youngsters wishing to fish in the derby must enter in the area where the Raley's banner is located at the pond. When they enter the area, they will receive their loaner fishing poles (if needed), free fishing packet (bait, hooks and sinkers) and one raffle ticket.

During the course of the day, there will be drawings for a number of raffle prizes. The youngsters must be present to win.

There will also be free soda pop and hot dogs for everyone attending the derby.

Raley's Supermarket and Drug Center at South Lake Tahoe is the primary sponsor for this event.

In addition, the Optimist Club of South Lake Tahoe will be cooking the hot dogs.

It is estimated that some 1,500 people will attend during the course of the one-day derby.

The pond will be planted with rainbow trout prior to the derby and it will be closed all day the preceding day (June 13).

Note: To reach Sawmill Pond, take U.S. 50 to South Lake Tahoe to the "Y." At the "Y," U.S. 50 goes left to Placerville and S.R. 89 goes right to Camp Richardson. Go straight ahead on South Lake Tahoe Blvd. Drive past the car dealerships to the four-way stop sign. Continue straight ahead for 1.3 miles to the junction of Sawmill Road and South Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Note: The organizers have put out a request for additional volunteers needed to help with the derby. They are needed for handing out loaner poles and helping the youngsters while fishing (baiting hooks, untangling snarls, netting fish, etc.

For information, call either Doug Busey (Mac-The-Naw) in Douglas County at 267-9722 or Bill Chaucer at Raley's at South Lake Tahoe at (530) 541-5140.


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