More than 165 fish caught at Little Angler Derby

Large turnout of children, fish at Yukon's recent Friday Fun Day

Rogan Hall, 14, and his mother Sara enjoy fishing from the dock at Mulvey Pond in Yukon City Park. (Photo by Jeremy Pyle)

By Jeremy Pyle
Staff Writer

Friday Fun Days’ kids fishing derby is in the books – and it was a beautiful day for fishing!

The 50th Annual Little Angler Fishing Derby on June 16 had a large turnout of both children and fish this year at Mulvey Pond in Yukon City Park.

Eighty-five children and their adults caught more than 165 fish.

Species included Sunfish, Bass and Catfish.

Young anglers provided their own fishing rods and tackle.

Children could also visit the Oklahoma Wildlife Department and the National Parks Service booths to learn more about the outdoors.

The fun started at 8 a.m. and lasted until after 11 a.m.

The previous night’s rain put a little damper on the early turnout, but by 10 a.m. or so, fisher kids were scattered along the shoreline with poles in the water.

Dacey Strong, 9, displays her colorful catch during the Friday Fun Days’ kids fishing derby. (Photo by Jeremy Pyle)

At 11:30 a.m., the awards were handed out and were as follows:

Largest Fish
1) Keara Bradley – 3 lbs, 17 inches
2) Mason Rearman – 2 lbs, 18 inches
3) Tristan Martinez – 1.56 lbs, 17 inches

Smallest Fish
1) Aiden Columbus – .07 lbs, 5.25 inches
2) E. Holden – .08 lbs, 4.5 inches
3) Blayke Smith – .25 lbs, 3.5 inches

Most Fish Caught
1) Caleb Moreland – 18 fish
2) Rogan Hall – 6 fish
3) Ryder Jenkins – 8 fish

Friday Fun Days are fun activities put on by the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department every Friday during the summer. These are free events for Yukon youth to participate.

Programs are offered each Friday morning through the summer, except June 30 and July 7.

Descriptions of each event may be found at

Next will be disc golf this Friday, June 23 at Welch Park, 615 Annawood Drive, in front of Ranchwood Elementary School.

Jacob Moreland shows off the large-mouth Bass he caught during the Little Angler Fishing Derby on June 16 at Mulvey Pond. (Photo by Jeremy Pyle)