Plans are being completed by officials at Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Coleto Creek Park and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week. The event is open to all youths between the ages of 2 and 16; there will be no registration fee, but all children must register to fish.
“Our event targets both young people and adults to help them discover the joys of fishing and further develop an appreciation for our lakes, rivers and the wildlife that live in and around them,” said Jason Lewis, Coleto Creek Reservoir ranger.
“This year we are very pleased to once again have Academy Sports and Outdoors as our corporate sponsor, plus International Power–Coleto Creek and the Buddy Hartl Memorial Fund as sponsors, to help ensure all kids go away a winner.”
Prizes will be awarded for the heaviest stringer in four age groups, (2-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, and 13-16 years). Youths also will be recognized for the overall largest fish, largest bass, largest catfish and largest crappie. Two additional prizes for the smallest perch will be given to age groups 2-6 years and 7-9 years,” Lewis said.
For more information, call 361-575-6366, check the Coleto Creek website at www.coletocreekpark.com, or visit the Coleto Creek Park office.