Domenico Callegari, 3, beams with pride after catching a fish during a previous Junior Fishing Derby.

OK kiddos — Junior Fishing Derby held tomorrow!

Calling all young anglers — the 35th annual 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 happens tomorrow.

The event, especially for fisherfolk between the ages of 2 and 15 will be held at Memorial Park Saturday, May 18. 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.

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.

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
Additional funding and prizes donated by 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.