Kids' Fishing Day brings large crowd

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Alyssa Grube, 5, gets some help from her grandfather, Duane Meyers, of Diamond, as she casts her line in hopes of catching a trout at Roaring River State Park's Kids' Fishing Day Saturday. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, 1,107 children got daily tags for the event. There were 97 volunteers that stocked 2,500 12.5-inch fish, and 100 lunkers weighing 3-6 pounds Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Kids' Fishing Day at Roaring River State Park brought 1,107 children out to the river.

Macie Palbert, left, 7, of Cassville, smiles as Jessica Burbridge untangles a trout from her fishing net during Roaring River State Park's Kids' Fishing Day Saturday. The largest fish caught by a boy was by John Young, of Oswego, with a 6.08-pounder. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Michael Como, left, of Kansas City, Mo., helps his daughter, Alex Como, 13, as she drops a fish she caught back into the water, held safely by a stringer. The two traveled from Kansas City Saturday to take part in Kids' Fishing Day at Roaring River State Park. The largest fish caught by a girl was by Mackensie Linder, of Paola, with a 5.26-pounder. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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