Photos of the 2017 Kids Fishing Rodeo are coming soon!
The annual Kids Fishing Rodeo is held in April at the Choctaw Lake Recreation Area in Ackerman. Kids, ages 15 and under, are invited to fish in the designated area during the set time. Kids and at least one adult enjoy fishing for catfish that are put in the designated area just for the Kids Fishing Rodeo. The fishing rodeo is free but the kids are responsible for bring their own own pole, bait and stringer for fishing.
Approximately 300 kids have fished at the Kids Fishing Rodeo in 2015 and 2016.
The 2016 Kids Fishing Rodeo was held on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Choctaw lake. Sponsors were: Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, Southern Company Services – Red Hills Operations, K&M Portables, LLC, Choctaw County Farm Bureau Insurance, Sugar Land Donuts, U.S. Forest Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks.
Door prizes were given to kids that caught a red tagged fish.
In 2016, Southern Company Services – Red Hills Operations and the Chamber of Commerce provided breakfast and Choctaw County Farm Bureau Insurance provided snack bags.