It’s was a great morning of fishing at this year’s 43rd Annual Kid’s Fishing Fun Day at Rutledge-Wilson Park! Saturday’s event is sponsored by the Southwest Regional Office of the Missouri Department of Conservation and takes place at the stocked pond at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park.  Kids learn about different types of fish and how to cast, and may catch and keep up to three fish. There’s nothing quite like watching a kid’s face light up after reeling in a fish! It didn’t seem to matter how big or small, the effect was the same. Smiles all around!

When I checked last, over 170 kids had signed up for the mornings fishing sessions. This year, Amos and John Livingston, crappie touring pros Team Livingston were on site handing out free tackle and helping the kids bait hooks and take off fish. It’s one of my personal favorite events to be a part of. I too, was helping kids learn how to cast and get the worms on the hooks. 105.1 The Bull are partners with Team Livingston and both Amos and John are frequent guests on my Ozarks Outdoors podcast.

If you missed Kid’s Fishing Fun Day, you can still bring the family out to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park for some fun! Check out one of their Family Fishing Night events. The first of the summer is Friday, June 14th!