Children’s fishing derby builds hobby across generations

Parents and grandparents helped nurture a love of fishing and the outdoors on Saturday, May 1, during the annual Mount Si Fish and Game Club Children’s Fishing Derby, held on city ponds behind the Snoqualmie Police Station.

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1:07pm
  • Life

Dad Josh and brothers Mick

Parents and grandparents helped nurture a love of fishing and the outdoors last Saturday, May 1, during the annual Mount Si Fish and Game Club Children’s Fishing Derby, held on city ponds behind the Snoqualmie Police Station.

Some of the young anglers, boys and girls, caught their first fish ever in the derby, a Valley tradition. Parents said the day helps get young people interested in the outdoors and pursuing an active life with their families.

“I fished in this derby in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s,” said Game Club President Gary Trussell of North Bend.

All that time fishing with his father developed his love for the sport.

“It probably kept me out of a lot of trouble,” Trussell said.

Dad Josh of North Bend brought his two sons Mick and Wyatt to catch their fish for a third year at the Ridge derby.

“It’s good for the kids — it gets them hooked,” Josh said. “We’re avid outdoorspeople. I’d like them to be interested in the outdoors. I’ve had fun, so I think they’ll have fun as well.”

Top catches

The following youths had winning fish at the May 1 Chidren’s Fishing Derby in Snoqualmie:

• Eric Boke, 14

• Brendan McCartney, 13

• Tanner Wilson, 12

• Kallin Spiller, 11

• Bren Knoll, 10

• Tyler Tsurusaki, 9

• Skilar Rose, 8

• Garret Kuchnhauser, 7

• Madelyn Mitchell, 6

• Preston Hanson, 5

One hundred and eight young anglers took part, catching 218 fish.

• Mount Si Fish and Game Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the the Fall City fire station, 4301 334th Place S.E.

More in Life

North Bend Block Party begins Saturday, July 21

North Bend Way will be packed with entertainment, live music, food, and fun on Saturday, July 21.

Snoqualmie casino announces new “free concert Fridays” series

Free outdoor concert series promises “high-energy, boot-stompin’ and sing-along fun.”

Theater in the Park returns to Si View on July 29

Valley Center Stage will perform “The Bremen Town Black Cat Band” at Si View Community Park.

Eastside Fire & Rescue welcomes new Community Liaison Officer

The position was filled by Captain Steve Johnson when he began the assignment on July.

Public cooling locations open throughout the Snoqualmie Valley

Locations open in response to high weather forecasts through July

DirtFish hosts their first SummerFest community event

Hundreds came out to DirtFish headquarters in Snoqualmie for the first ever SummerFest event.

Salish Lodge & Spa expansion project public hearing scheduled

The hearing will be held at City of Snoqualmie Planning Commission meeting, July 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Lambert selected for national Women in Government Leadership Program

Annual program highlights elected women to mentor the next generation of women seeking public office

Encompass to bring back Kiddie Parade at Snoqualmie Railroad Days

Children’s therapy group Encompass will host the parade, which is open for any to join.

Mountains to Sound Greenway hosting 20 mile bike ride

The route will pass through a two-mile railroad tunnel and have views of the Cascade mountain range.

North Bend hosts 10th annual Downtown Block Party

The block party will take place on July 21 and 22 alongside the fourth annual Legends Car Show.

Jake Ehrlick and Mallory Golic received Senior Boy and Senior Girl award for their contributions to Mt. Si High School. Courtesy photo
Mt. Si seniors receive Senior Boy and Senior Girl Awards

Jake Ehrlick, Mallory Golic recognized for their contributions to Mt. Si High School.