Families Flock to Kellogg Lake for Kid’s Fishing Day

Families Flock to Kellogg Lake for Kid’s Fishing Day
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Fishermen of all ages cast their lines at Kellogg Lake for the 14th annual kids fishing day.

A week before the lake in Carthage was closed to the public to allow conservationists, the hatchery and the local rotary club to put in a thousand catfish ready to bite

Free worms were donated by the local Bud’s Bait. Mentors were on hand teaching first timers how it’s done.

Children didn’t have a hard time reeling in some big ones early on.

“I like fishing because when I catch a fish, I can say ‘fish on!” says nine-year-old Gracie Still.

Six-year-old Hayden Ford says “my favorite thing about fishing was when I caught the fish.

I caught two and I also reeled I in fast so they could come in.”

All anglers big and small were allowed to fish without a fishing license, as part of Missouri’s “Free Fishing Day.”