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National and state prizes awarded for students grades 4 through 12

Feb. 4, 2009 - BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- Wildlife Forever has announced that the deadline for entry in its 11th Annual State-Fish Art Contest is March 31. Through the contest, students across Kansas and the United States have the opportunity to win national recognition and prizes while learning about their local state fish and the conservation of aquatic habitats. The contest is open to all students in grades 4 through 12. Read Story

Seventy anglers representing 35 states fishing for a share of $42,000 in scholarships and grants

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (August 4, 2007) ­ Shane Lehew, 18, of Charlotte, N.C., and Dylan Peppers, 13, of Good Hope, Ga., are leading the National Guard Junior World Championship after one day of competition on Lake Hamilton. Held in conjunction with the $2 million Forrest Wood Cup on nearby Lake Ouachita, the National Guard Junior World Championship will award $42,000 in scholarships and youth-program grants to the top six competitors in the 11 to 14 age bracket and top six competitors in the 15 to 18 age bracket. Read Story

Kids' fishing derby to be at Topeka's Central Park on August 4, 2007

Kids in the Topeka area will have a chance to go fishing and maybe win some prizes on August 4. Even if they don't catch any fish, they will receive a free "fising goodie bag" just for attending. Kids without fishing poles or bait will be furnished everything they need. Read Story

Six-day camp teaches youngsters outdoor skills and just plain fun

May 17, 2007 - Co-sponsored by the Kansas Wildlife Federation (KWF) and the K-State Cooperative Extension Service, the Outdoor Adventure Camp (OAC) is a six-day summer camp for kids who enjoy the outdoors and want to learn more about it. Now in its 19th year, the event will be held June10-15 at the Camp WaShunGa area of Rock Springs 4-H Center, near Junction City. Complete Story

1.5 million toy fishing poles recalled
because of lead hazard

April 14, 2005 - WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has reported that about 1.5 million toy fishing poles featuring the cartoon characters SpongeBob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Tigger and the cast of "Rocket Power" are being recalled because their paint contains lead, the government said Wednesday. Read Story

Qualifying Organizations Receive A Free Derby Kit
Tulsa,Okla - Jan 4, 2005
TULSA, Okla. - Wanted: Adult volunteers to sponsor local fishing events for kids. That's the word from the people behind the very successful Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derby which has launched a program to make 2005 the most successful ever in its 19-year history. In 2004, more than 330,000 kids from 6 to 16 fished in over 1,800 kids fishing events. They were held in all 50 states and six foreign countries. Obviously, to put on that many local events, the national organizers need help. That's where adult volunteers come in. Civic groups, fishing clubs, churches, parks departments and other recognized organizations provide volunteers to get the word out, sign up the kids, supervise the event, award the prizes, and generally have a great time.

Hooked on Fishing International, the Tulsa, Okla. organization that oversees the national program for Wal-Mart, has prepared its biggest and best free fishing derby kit to qualifying groups. There is still time for interested groups to beat the deadline for becoming part of the 2005 program. Simply go to the Web site - www.kids-fishing.com -- and click on the "Organize a derby" tab. The application requests the location and date of the event, plus the expected number of young anglers.
The fishing derby kit contains virtually everything needed to organize and conduct a kids fishing event, including a how-to handbook, event promotion materials, fishing items, and other goodies for each young angler, and even prizes for the winners. Most events are half-day in length, beginning in the morning and ending at noon, with snacks or food items being served.

Throughout its history, the Kids All-American Fishing Derby program has received strong support from state fish and game departments, the U. S. Forest Service, parks and recreation departments, chambers of commerce, YMCAs, fishing clubs, scouting groups, and civic and service organizations such as the Optimists, Lions, Kiwanis, and Elks.


300,000 young anglers participated
in the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derby

DEC. 1, 2003 - KETCHUM, Okla. Producers of the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derby announced that Riley Horgan, 12, of Minnetrista, MN, and Rio Kadake, 10, Kake, AK, have been named freshwater and saltwater national grand prize winners of the Fujifilm "Big Fish" Contest. Read Complete Story

Wisconsin, Illinois Boys Wins 2003 BASSMASTER CastingKids Competition

by BASS Communications/ BASS
2003 CastingKids Winners - Michael Howard in 11-14 year old group
and Jonny Schultz in the 7-10 years old competition.

(Aug. 02, 2003 - NEW ORLEANS, LA).
.. While the world's top bass anglers were fishing for the sport's world championship on the sprawling Louisiana Delta Saturday, 10 children were indoors pitching, flipping and casting for titles of their own at the Bassmaster CastingKids National Finals presented by Chevy Trucks and CITGO. The finals were held in conjunction with the CITGO Bassmaster Classic.
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Everybody's a Winner at the World's Largest Fishing Event for Kids. And Some Win Twice.

May 14, 2003 - KETCHUM, Okla. The people who organize the world's largest fishing program for young anglers proudly brag that "everybody's a winner." And this year, they will also tell you, some young people will win twice. Read Complete Story

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U.S. Military Bases
Take Kids Fishing Program to New Level

Feb 16, 2003 KETCHUM, Okla. This year the Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derby program will take its fishing events beyond the lakes and rivers of the United States. Casting across the world's two biggest ponds, the Atlantic
and Pacific, organizers have scheduled derbies for 2003 at U.S. military
bases in Japan, Korea, Germany and England. Read Complete Story

Statistics tell the story of the 2002 Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derbies

December 26, 2002 - KETCHUM, Okla. Who ever said that statistics were dry didn't know about the world's largest kids fishing program, the Wal-Mart Kids All American Fishing Derbies. Godon Holland shares the 2002 stats from the ponds of play for 250,000 young anglers ages 5 to 16 participating in the over 1,500 individual events held nationwide. Read Complete Story


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.,-July 26, 2002-While the 52 B.A.S.S. pros competed on Lay Lake for the sport's world title, ten aspiring young anglers went casting for championship titles of their own at the BASSMASTERS CastingKids National Finals, presented by Chevy Trucks and CITGO.

The two champions are Benjamin Tawney, 10, of Parkton, N.C., and Rex Rodanas, 12, of Bedford, N.H. Tawney scored a total of 130 points to win the 7-10 age division while Rodanas scored 140 points to gain the 11-14 championship.

Tawney, a two-time North Carolina state CastingKids champion, was in his element at the championship held concurrently with the CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic. He wants to one day become a professional angler and compete alongside the pros when he grows up.

Rodanas has already reached pro status in the CastingKids program. In 1998, he lost the championship title in a tie-breaking cast-off when he was 8 years old. Since 1997, he has won six New Hampshire state championships and qualified five times for the national semifinals.

"It feels good to finally win it," he said. "I really worked hard to get here and am glad my sister was here to see me win it. It's really neat that we were the first two siblings to make it this far in the B.A.S.S. organization."

Rodanas' sister Vanessa competed in the 7-10 age division and placed fifth with a score of 90 points. Both siblings are spirited competitors in the sport of fencing as well.

The champions in each division earned $5,000 scholarship awards for their achievements. Overall, $20,000 in academic scholarship funds was awarded at the national championship.

Taking second place in the 7-10 division was Arkansas' Sara Paxton with a score of 120 points. Jeffrey Reeder of Washington State and Minnesota's Joshua Erickson both scored 110 points but Reeder won the tie breaker to place third.

Former CastkingKids national champion C.J. Shirey of Alabama scored 130 points to earn second place in the 11-14 division. After three finalists tied with 120 points, Gregory Gutierrez Jr. of California took third. Kody McCollam, another former national champion, was fourth. Missouri's Chris Smreker was fifth.

CastingKids competitions divide youngsters into two age groups, 7-10 and
11-14. The events, which are set up similar to the NFL's Pass, Punt and Kick
contests, have the youngsters compete in the fundamentals of flipping,
pitching and casting a hookless lure into a bull's-eye-style target. Points
are awarded based on distance from the center. Each competitor is given two
chances to flip, pitch and cast, with the highest score from each attempt
added together for a total score. The highest possible total is 150 points.

CastingKids began in 1991 as a means of promoting fishing to youths. Since then, the B.A.S.S. program has reached more than 1 million kids and awarded $2 million in scholarships to the winners.

The Classic is much more than just the crowning event of the CITGO BASSMASTER Tournament Trail. Classic Week is the annual celebration of the sport of bass fishing that attracts B.A.S.S. members and other fishing fans from across the country, who come to meet their fishing heroes, attend the weigh-ins and participate in youth and other fan-friendly events.

The launch venue for the event will be Paradise Point Marina. The exciting CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic weigh-in show and the Classic Outdoor Show will take place in the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. With the exception of the launch site, all of the venues for the event are located in close proximity.

ESPN and ESPN2 will offer same-day coverage of the Classic during the last three days of its Bass Week programs, which will air from 5-6 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2 July 22-24; 4-6 p.m. on ESPN2 July 25 and 26; and 7-11:30 a.m. on ESPN2 and 7-8 p.m. on ESPN July 27.

By sanctioning over 20,000 tournaments worldwide through its B.A.S.S. Federation, B.A.S.S. is the world's largest fishing organization. The CITGO BASSMASTER Tournament Trail is the oldest and most prestigious pro bass fishing tournament circuit. It continues to set the standard for credibility, professionalism, and sportsmanship after more than three decades. B.A.S.S. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESPN.

Sponsors of the 2002 CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic include: CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Chevrolet Trucks, Mercury Marine, Yamaha Outboards, Triton Boats, Skeeter Boats, Lowrance Electronics, Flowmaster Exhaust Systems, Kumho Tires, Long John Silver's, MotorGuide Trolling Motors, Bass Pro Shops, Armstrong Industrial Hand Tools, and B.A.S.S. Platinum Visa/First USA.

Associate Sponsors include Bass Cat Boats and G3 Boats.

The 2002 CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic will be presented locally by the State of Alabama, City of Birmingham, Jefferson County and Shelby County.

Youth Team Kansas Takes 4th in Delaware
Kansas angler takes National title
July 18, 2002 -
The Kansas Youth Team fished the Nanticoke tidal river
in Laurel Delaware. The river was almost high tide when
they blasted off at 7 am, it still had about a foot and half to
go, then by the time the 3 o'clock weigh in it had fallen 4ft.

Most of the kids took the information they had from the adults
and what they had learned in one day of pre-fishing (current was the

All six anglers caught fish, Sam Randles, Chelsey McDonald, Cassidy Cox
accounted for 8 fish but none of them were big enough to weigh.

Ryan Smith, Will Skucius, James Hoover brought in the teams 11 keepers
for a team weight of 16.75.

There was only 5 limits brought in, Ryan and Will had 2 of the 5

Will Skucius of Sterling Ks. 5 fish limit weighed 5.96 and was good for
5th. Ryan Smith of Maize Ks. 5 fish limit weighed 9.01 and crowned Jr.
Bassmaster National Champion.

He beat out a youth from Vermont who had 8.99.

The team event top 5 went like this:

Team Ontario / Canada took top honors with 21.01
Team Delaware took 2nd with 20.32
Team New Jersey took 3rd with 17.06
Team Kansas took 4th with 16.75
Team Ohio took 5th with 14.08

The Team all got plaques for 4th place, the kids really put it together
themselves since none of the youths fish with a boater from their own state. They were at the mercy of a youth from another state and a boater from another state.

Kids Classic Just Part of the Week's Youth Festivities

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 16, 2002 - B.A.S.S. has long recognized the importance of family participation and getting young people immersed in the sport of fishing. And nowhere is that more on display than the annual CITGO BASSMASTERS Classic. Read Complete Story

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Brother, Sister among 10 Youths Qualifying
for National Casting Championship
Kansan Chris Smreker places fourth in 11-14 age group

SHREVEPORT, La.-April 20, 2002-Rex and Vanessa Rodanas are siblings with a common cause. Both are among 10 youths between the ages of 7 and 14 who have qualified for the BASSMASTER CastingKids National Championship presented by CITGO and Chevy Trucks. Read Complete Story


Hooked On Fishing International Announces Web Site Upgrades
To Help Match Young Anglers To Nearby Fishing Opportunities

KETCHUM, OK - April 19, 2002 - Hooked on Fishing International has
announced a newly-designed web site - www.kids-fishing.com -- to go
with its expanded series of Wal-Mart Kids All-American Fishing Derbies.
Among the new features of the web site is a "Derby Locator"
which HOFI says will match up young anglers with approximately 1,500
events. "We're growing so fast we had to find a way to match kids with
events, and the Derby Locator is our matchmaker," said Gordon Holland,
executive director. "Simply go to the website and enter your zip code and
the Derby Locator will search the database of derbies and list the nearest
event, location, the name of the contact person and his or her
phone number," said Holland. Read Complete Story

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