Get your fishing poles and bait ready because the annual Sierra Madre fishing frenzy is just around the corner!
The annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby and Campout will be held from Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7. The weekend-long event, which will take place at the Sierra Madre Settling Ponds next to Dapper Field and behind the Public Works Yard, is sponsored by the City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department, Sierra Madre Civic Club and the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club.
Here are the details you need to know about this fun-filled family weekend:
Campout (Friday, April 5)
Participants must sign up in advance for campsites which are available on a first come, first serve basis. Campingregistration is available starting Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 29 and must be done at the Community Service office located at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. The cost is $55 per campsite which includes derby contest for four kidsand family fishing on Saturday.
Fishing Derby (Saturday, April 6)
Youths ages 3-15 years are encouraged to participate in the Fishing Derby which is held from 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. Participation in the derby is $10 per youth and registration will be accepted the morning of the eventonly. Participants will pay at the entrance located next to Dapper Field in Sierra Vista Park. All skill levels are welcome and experienced Fishing Guides will be on hand to assist all participants. The Kiwanis Club will provide food available for purchase.
Family Fishing (Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7)
Family Fishing is open to all ages and will be held Saturday from 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $20 for a family of four.
For more information on this year's event, contact the Community Services office at (626) 355-5278.