Harsh winds don’t hamper efforts at Trout Fish Out

Yukon Progress, Yukon Review
(LEFT) Laigann Puga, 5, proudly displays one of her fish trophies Saturday during the Kids Trout Fish Out at the pond near the Dale Robertson Center. (RIGHT) Last Saturday’s Kids Trout Fish Out was Ayden Martin’s first fishing experience. He was cheered on by Evan Nickell and his dog Chili. (Photo by Alyssa Sperrazza)

By Alyssa Sperrazza
Staff Writer

(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.