By Alyssa Sperrazza
(See photo slideshow at the end of the article.)
Yukon’s Parks and Recreation held its annual Kid’s Trout Fish Out Saturday as parents and kids tried their best to catch the longest and most fish despite harsh winds.
The event was held in partnership with Yukon Optimist Sports Club, Helphrey Heat & Air, and Yukon Friends of the Park at the Dale Robinson Center Pond.
Parks and Rec officials also thanked Fish Out sponsors Spanish Cove, BancFirst, Smith & Turner Mortuary, Integris Canadian Valley Hospital, and Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
There were several raffle prizes awarded throughout the event, including fishing rods and tackle boxes. October Banister won a prize for the heaviest trout weighing in at 1.9 pounds, Lane Hormman won a prize for the longest trout at 16 inches and Laigann Puga won a prize for the smallest trout at 9 inches.
The famous Golden Trout have yet to be caught. Two are currently swimming in the pond since none of the fishermen caught one on Saturday. The trout were brought in from Missouri and the pond is restocked annually.