Darrell Sandborg, 2, is ready to catch a fish during the annual Junior Fishing Derby.

Junior Fishing Derby announces details

Hey — all you young anglers — get ready for the 35thannual Junior Fishing Derby, presented by the Lassen Sportsmen’s Club and officially co-sponsored by the city of Susanville, the county of Lassen and the Susanville Indian Rancheria.

This year’s event for fisherfolk between the ages of 2 and 15 will be held at Memorial Park from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, (alternate date, Saturday, Aug. 3, conditions permitting).This year’s event is dedicated to Bill Kauffman, a long-time supporter of the Fishing Derby.

Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. after the derby ends. Participants should be off the river by 2:45 p.m. and in the check-in line by 3 p.m. to qualify for prizes. Winners need not be present to win. Door prizes winners will be drawn at the same time, and winners must be present to win.

Registration and sign-in will be held from 6 to 9 a.m. Rods are available for check-out. A free breakfast for kids, sponsored by WalMart and the employees of WalMart will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. A free lunch for all kids, sponsored by Frosty Mill, Susanville Supermarket, Alpine Beverage, Burger King, Diamond Mountain Mini-Mart and Grillin’ by Greg Sella, will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults may have breakfast or lunch for a donation of $12.

Derby Prizes
Largest Fish — ages 6 to 15, boys and girls

  1. Bicycles from Susanville Grocery Outlet. 2. Rods and reels from Western Nevada Supply. 3 Tackle boxes from Lassen County Federal Union.

Largest Fish — ages 2 to 5, boys and girls

  1. Bicycles from Zaengle’s Home and Carpet. 2. Rods and reels from Western Nevada Supply. 3. Tackle boxes from Lassen County Federal Credit Union.

Sportsmanship Award
Ages 2 to 5, the Dieter Family.
Ages 6 to 15, Bill Kauffman.

Fish plant sponsors
Lassen County Board of Supervisors Discretionary Fund; Susanville City Council; SIR Tribal Business Council and Diamond Mountain Casino Bill Muttera State Farm; C&S Waste Solutions; All Seasons Heating; Plumas Bank; Hat Creek Construction; Curtis Bortle; the WalMart Foundation; CCPOA-HDSP; and Banner Lassen Medical Center.

Additional funding and prizes
Sierra Theatre and Uptown Cinemas; Lassen Addressing; Honey Lake Firearms; Kathy Barker; Pizza Factory; Forest Office Supplies; Elegant Iris & Men’s Den; Karen Dieter LCSW; Guess Plumbing; The Gun Works; Axia Home Loan; the Dieter Family; and Bill Kaufmann.

The Lassen Sportsmen’s Club is a 501 C3 community nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.