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Catfish Rodeo celebrates 25 years

By Mark Rogers

The Lowndes Signal

A popular fishing event in Lowndes County turns 25 this weekend.

Adults can treat children to a fun day of fishing Saturday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Alabama River Lakes and the Alabama Department of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries host the 25th annual Kids Catfish Rodeo at the Lowndes County Wildlife Management Area in White Hall.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the event is open to children under the age of 15, but an adult must accompany them.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own poles and bait. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m., and refreshments will be served.

Last year, despite early rains, the event drew a good crowd. Rain is once again in the forecast for the weekend this year. Each year the pond is stocked with 1,000 pounds of catfish so “kids can keep all the fish they catch.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also advises, “Know the water, know your limits, and wear a life jacket.”

To get to the fishing pond take U.S. 80 West from Montgomery to Lowndes County Road 23 North in White Hall, turn left to Lowndes County Road 40 West and follow the signs to Henderson Road (right turn) and follow the signs to the pond. From Selma take or U.S. 80 East to Lowndes County Road 23 North in White Hall, to County Road 40 West (left turn) and follow the signs to Henderson Road (right turn) and continue to follow the signs to the pond.

For more information call (334)
872-9554.