EDMOND — Carp, sunfish, catfish, crappie and turtles were caught by the nearly 100 children who participated in this year's Kids Fishing Derby at Arcadia Lake.
Year after year, turtles are caught by children fishing in the annual derby, held on the first weekend in June when people are allowed to fish without a license.
Nicole Offutt, administrative assistant at the lake, said they may have to change the derby to include a category just for turtle catches.
No bass were caught this year.
A trophy and T-shirt were awarded to the children bringing in the winning fish in categories for catfish, crappie, sunfish and rough fish. The awards were supplied by the Edmond Lions Club.
The largest fish weighed nearly 3 pounds.
“We had a good turnout,” Offutt said. “The weather was good. The water was calm, and that was good for fishing.”
The rain moved out Saturday morning before the derby started.
Children turned out in rubber boats and cowboy boots. Four sisters all wore cowboy boots with their jeans tucked inside.
“They were in a line — tall to shorter,” Offutt said, laughing.