2,000 Pounds Of Catfish Put In Sharon Johnston Park Lake

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District Three Commissioner Eddie Sisk, Project Chairman for the 31st Annual Madison County Commission Fishing Rodeo will toss 2,000 pounds of catfish into Sharon Johnston Park Lake at two this Monday afternoon, April 29. This is in preparation for the Fishing Rodeo set for Saturday morning, May 11.

Once the 2,000 pounds of catfish are placed in the lake this Monday morning  –  there will be NO FISHING allowed. Commissioners want to insure that the young fishermen, ages five to fifteen, have plenty of hungry fish a waiting their hooks.

Project Chair Eddie Sisk is excited about the event. “We know it’s going to be a great day. The open air and seeing all the children line the banks of the 12-acre Sharon Johnston Park Lake is a sight to behold, said District 3 Commissioner Sisk.  There will be many more prizes this year thanks to our increased sponsors. And we’ve also increased the winner categories to four youngsters in each age group.  We encourage parents, grandparents and youth groups to take the time, come and make this an experience to remember. We hope every little hand will be grasping a gift as they leave the park.”

On the day of the Rodeo — Saturday, May 11 — the boys and girls must: bring their own rod & reel or pole and check in a half-hour prior to fishing times–
Ages 5 to 10 – 8:30am to 10am
Ages 11 to 15 – 10:30am to Noon

Bring your favorite bait or lure. The Commission will also provide worms and floats, hooks and stringers to those children who might need one.

Registration forms are available on line at

There will also be an assortment of drawings for prizes such as T-shirts, fishing gear, hats and new this year, scooters.

Courtesy Madison County Commission

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