Columbia Park Pond Stocked with Trout for Kids Fishing Derby Sat - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Columbia Park Pond Stocked with Trout for Kids Fishing Derby Saturday

Posted: Updated:
KENNEWICK, WA - The trucks backed up to the water's edge Wednesday morning, and within minutes the pond in Kennewick's Columbia Park had the best fishing around.

The 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby is Saturday, May 10th. Wednesday, trucks dumped thousands of trout from local hatcheries in the water. 1,200 to 1,400 kids have already registered to get new rods and reels and start landing the lunkers in a few days.

"The river is tough fishing and this makes it really easy for them. And it's been pretty successful, we've given away 28,200 rods and reels in that 17 years," said Kids Outdoor Experience Chairman Ken Johanning.

There's still time to register for the fishing derby, but you have to do it in person. A representative will be at the pond Thursday and Friday. Kids 5 to14 to 14eligible, the cost is $10, and they get a new rod and reel.
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • WATCH IT: A farmer. A trombone. An empty field. What happens next?

    WATCH IT: A farmer. A trombone. An empty field. What happens next?

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:42:29 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The video begins simply enough. A man who calls himself Farmer Derek Klingenberg walks into the frame with a trombone, looks at the camera, gives a "shhhhh" sign, and then sits down in a lawn chair and begins to play a cover version of Lorde's "Royals." More >>
    KHQ.COM - The video begins simply enough. A man who calls himself Farmer Derek Klingenberg walks into the frame with a trombone, looks at the camera, gives a "shhhhh" sign, and then sits down in a lawn chair and begins to play a cover version of Lorde's "Royals." What happens next? An audience quickly forms. Check it out.More >>
  • Drivers Stranded, Some Homes Damaged and Highways Closed due to Mudslides near Twisp

    Drivers Stranded, Some Homes Damaged and Highways Closed due to Mudslides near Twisp

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:44:53 GMT
    Officials in a north-central Washington county hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of two highways and stranding some motorists.More >>
    Officials in a north-central Washington county hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of two highways and stranding some motorists.More >>
  • PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:18:43 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.