Kid’s Fishing Day Derby in Cody This Saturday

Kids Fishing Day Derby in Cody This Saturday

Written by on June 3, 2022

Families and children under 14 are invited to attend the annual Cody Kids Fishing Day event Saturday, June 4th from 9 a.m. to noon at Beck Lake Recreation Area.

Courtesy of Wyoming Game and Fish

Folks can register at 8 a.m. at the entrance of the recreation area near 14th street.

“This is a great opportunity for Cody area families to spend the day enjoying the outdoors and learning about fishing,” said Tara Hodges, information and education specialist with Game and Fish.  “The event is free of charge and the entire family is encouraged to attend.”

There will be the opportunity to catch yellow perch, cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. For new anglers, assistance and teaching will be available.

According to a press release from the Cody Regional Office, “The first 300 kids ages 14 and under who register will receive a free fishing pole and gift bag. Additional prizes will be awarded at the end of the event including a grand prize of a two-person inflatable kayak. Also, lucky participants who catch a tagged fish will win a free lifetime conservation stamp.”

Courtesy of the Cody Optimists, a free hotdog lunch will be provided. Game and Fish are asking participants to bring their own poles and bait, some fishing gear will be available for use. A reminder to dress warmly as Wyoming’s weather can be unpredictable.

As part of National Fishing and Boat Week, kids’ fishing events are held across Wyoming with Saturday being Free Fishing Day throughout the state. This means anyone may fish without a fishing license or conservation stamp on Saturday, June, 4th, 2022.

The event is being sponsored by an impressive list of organizations: Cody Optimists Club, East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Shoshone National Forest and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Sponsors include Albertsons, Big Horn Radio Network, Cody Enterprise, Cody Rec Center, Darita Enterprises, First Bank, Frito-Lay, Fremont Motors, Keebler, Wheat Montana, Meeteetse Messenger, Park County Recreation District, Powell Tribune, Rocky Mountain Discount Sports, Shoshone Recreation District, Taco Johns, UPS Store, Walmart, Wendy’s, Whitlock Motors, Wyoming Outdoorsmen and Zebco Family Fishing Program.

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